Earlier this calendar year, we here at NLLInsider.com set out on a quest to settle an important National Lacrosse League issue: Who rocks the top flow? Forget 2 hands for scooping a loose ball, forget the footwork on picks and rolls, and forget about passing and catching. Those are all boring fundamentals. What we were after is the important stuff, and you the readers settled that issue by naming Josh Funk, Minnesota Swarm defenseman, as winner of the NLL’s best flow. But the flow has been updated, and it’s helping fight the good fight after Funk had his lettuce cut off and donated to Pantene Pro-V’s Beautiful Lengths program, which provides wigs for cancer patients. Turn the page to see photos of the shearing, and read why the issue hits home for Funk.
Funk said he started growing his hair initially for the fun of it, but along the way it dawned on him that a charitable cause might benefit and the inspiration for that is dear to his heart.
“My grandmother passed away after a long tough battle with cancer. It was a long, tough battle and I wanted to do something to help others who are fighting the battle of cancer themselves. Growing my hair long and donating my hair to make a wig for cancer patients was a way that I could give back and personally touch people who are going through the cancer fight. Allowing a cancer patient to have a wig made of real hair gives them back their self-confidence while they go through difficult treatments that have the side effect of hair loss. It also honors my grandmother who fought the cancer battle so hard along with many others.”
Well done and well said, Josh. And even though the flow may not be rockin’ anymore, you certainly do.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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