Colorado Avalanche players are doing their part to change the face of men's health as they've been growing out moustaches this month for Movember.
Movember occurs in November where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men's health. Men grow out the moustaches and women support the "Mo" during the month. Movember supports world-class men's health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer.
The Avalanche is one of several teams in the league participating in the Movember cause and joins the NHL and the NHLPA as part of its Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is a charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League® and National Hockey League Players’ Association. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.
This year, 10 Avs players are taking part in Movember, growing out their 'staches to show their support for men's health. Fans are encouraged to donate to their favorite player (see below) or to the Colorado Avalanche Movember team at http://moteam.co/colorado-avalanche.
More than three million people in 21 countries have become involved in the Movember campaign since it was started in 2003 in Australia. Last year, Movember raised $147 million globally, with $21 million of that coming from the more than 209,000 participants in the United States.
For more information on Movember, go to Movember.com.
Now, onto the Avs moustaches.