Jaguars, survivors raise 'Movember' awareness

Survivors and Jags players work to fight cancer

Published On: Nov 12 2012 10:35:36 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Dozens of people showed up at Latitude 30 to meet some Jaguars players, have dinner and bowl a few games Monday night. Many of those in attendance were already aware of "Movember," and the diseases it tries to highlight.

The "Movember" movement has men across the United States growing mustaches during the month of November to draw attention to men's health issues like prostate and testicular cancer. Eben Britton and fellow Jaguar offensive linemen like Eugene Monroe and Brad Meester joined with cancer survivors to spread the word about the diseases.

"This is about getting the word out there, this is such a prevalent disease for men," said Britton.

Bob Hauser knows about these diseases all too well, he's fighting and winning a battle with prostate cancer.

"We have to go officially two years before we can say we are cancer free," said Hauser. "I'm a cancer survivor."

Javier Miranda was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1993 and was cancer free until 2002, then the cancer came back. Miranda said after another fight against the disease, he's beat the disease again.

"This disease can be very dangerous, get themselves checked earlier," said Miranda.