It’s that time of year again, when moustaches are grown, awareness is spread, and money is raised to benefit men’s health initiatives. It’s Movember.
For the month of November, NHL players will be ditching their razors for Movember. Participating players will be shaving off their iconic contributions to the facial hair community at the beginning of the month and will grow their ‘staches for a full 30 days. You can take part with your favourite players by joining their respective teams and growing a moustache of your own, wearing a fake moustache (ahem, ladies) or donating to the cause.
If you’re not familiar with Movember, it’s an annual global campaign that raises money and awareness for men’s health (specifically prostate cancer and male mental health). Though rarely discussed, 1 in 7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 1 in 5 men face a mental health issue each year. Movember aims to raise vital funds that go to supporting several initiatives that benefit these causes.
The players are known to get competitive with the month-long event, so be sure to extend your support to the player you think is growing the best ‘mo. You can find all participating players over at the Movember NHL/NHLPA network page. We're barely a week into the month and the Boston Bruins have already set the bar high with over $13,620 raised!
The players are actively sharing their journeys throughout Movember on social media. Here's a look at the action so far:
Movember is here! Anyone interested in helping out and donating money here's the link to do it https://t.co/yaV9HOeom0— Brendan Gallagher (@BGALLY17) November 4, 2013
Happy Movember!!! Now what kind of stache should I grow? #Movember— Hal Gill (@Skillsy75) November 3, 2013
http://t.co/l1P0bgpqef this is my movember site. Please donate and help raise awareness for a good cause.— Mats Zuccarello (@zuccarello36) November 3, 2013