On a cloudy Saturday, women, men and children walked around Lake Nokomis to raise money and awareness of breast cancer as part of the Making Strides event. Many of the participants walking are survivors of the disease.
Men across the Gustavus Adolphus College campus sported mustaches throughout the month of November, hoping to raise men’s health awareness over the past 30 days, and if you ask assistant athletic director Jared Phillips, he’ll say the fuzzy inaugural Movember event shows potential for even more … growth.
No, it’s not a mustache-only gang (although that’d be a sweet clique to be in). And it’s not Burt Reynolds look-alike month. Well, at least not intentionally.
In an expression of his support for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two-time NBA All-Star and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love shaved his head as part of his “Spreadlove” community outreach program.
One of the many Minnesotans offering prayers for a family who lost two sons in a sailboat accident is a grandfather who experienced a similar tragedy — and has since become an advocate for cold water safety.