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Movember – Support Moustaches and Fight Cancer

MovemberIt is currently eleven days into this year’s Movember campaign. Don’t know what Movember is? You can learn all about it here. The goal of Movember is to raise awareness and donations for the types of cancer that affect men. Besides fundraising, each male participant (aka Mo-Bro) has to be clean shaven on November 1st and grow the best moustache he can till the end of November. Don’t worry, women can participate too in Movember (aka Mo-Sista). As of this post I have raised $185 and my moustache is starting to come in nicely.

To help spread the word about men’s health, here are few statistics that are provided to Mo-Bro’s and Mo-Sista’s when they sign up:

  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.2 minutes (27 men per hour)
  • 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
  • 24% of men are less likely to go to the doctor compared to women

So what does Movember have to do with goaltending and hockey? Well for starters the NHL is supporting Movember and more specifically, goaltenders Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins and Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks, both had special mask designs made up for Movember. To see pictures of Tim Thomas’ mask, head over to InGoal Magazine and be sure to check out their Movember inspired logo. For Jonas Hiller’s mask, check out the article posted by Justin Goldman of The Goalie Guild.

If you haven’t signed up to be a Mo-Bro or Mo-Sista, you still have time and if you just want to support the campaign, you can send your family and friends a link to this post or direct them straight to the Movember website. If you wanted to make a donation, you can do so through my Mo-Bro page found here. Donations can be made anonymously and in any amount.

Let’s put up a “brick wall” and stop cancer!

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