The sacrifice that Canadian and USA Eagles international players went through in the month of November can officially be called a huge success with large sums of money raised for prostate cancer research in both countries. The players can now, shave off their mustaches knowing that they contributed to a good cause and were able to bond in an unlikely way with their team mates as they toured Europe. The two unions of Rugby Canada and USA Rugby in conjunction with the players have set a benchmark for future November tours. Canada's campaign was the most succesful, bringing in over US$19 million.
USA Eagles secondrower John van der Giessen (see his mustache below) commented to http://www.eaglesxv.com/ “I wanted to send out a thank you to everyone involved in this year's Movember campaign through USA Rugby. Reaching $20,000 was unexpected and in my opinion really amazing. The Eagles really enjoyed the chance to get involved with Movember and this year's mustaches easily topped previous years in style, volume and appeal. Many of the Eagles brought in some pretty hefty sums, but Scott Lavalla topped the effort with over $400.00. I wish his mustache was worth that much. The Eagles and USA Rugby look forward to next Movember to continue bringing much needed awareness and financial support to men's health issues”.
Amount Raised in US Dollars
United Kingdom $11,810,652
United States $6,330,016
New Zealand $575,295
With thanks to Paki and his superb site - eaglesxv. http://www.eaglesxv.com/