Photo Credit: Richard Callanan/Flickr

Canucks and Canadiens Battle in Movember Challenge

 

The month of November is known as Movember, a month when men are encouraged to grow  moustaches to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer and other male mental health initiatives. In recent years, women have stopped shaving their legs and underarms to support the cause as well.

This past Thursday, the Montreal Canadiens Twitter account issued a challenge to the Vancouver Canucks account to see which fan base can raise the most money during the month of Movember. The winning team will claim bragging rights and the losing team will be forced to wear that team’s jersey.

Fans can donate through the Movember website.

At the time this post was written, 24 fans have donated and $230 has been raised through the Canucks page. The Canadiens fans have raised more than twice as much with $490.

It’s time to step it up Canucks fans for a good cause!

 

 

From the Movember website:

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.

On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

 

Photo Credit: Richard Callanan/Flickr

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