The Mo (slang for moustache) and November come together each year for Movember – and this year Caps players Karl Alzner
, John Carlson
, Jason Chimera
, John Erskine
, Matt Hendricks
and Jeff Schultz
and alumnus Yvon Labre are all set to be a part of it.
Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple: start Movember 1 clean-shaven and grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.
As part of Hockey Fights Cancer month, the NHL provided each team with a $10,000 charitable grant to be donated to a cancer organization of its choice. The Capitals donated this money to the Movember Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit orangization that runs the men’s health initiative, Movember. The money raised during the Movember campaign initially goes to the Movember Foundation and is then split evenly and donated to the foundation’s two beneficiary partners – the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Follow the progress of Alzner, Carlson, Chimera, Erskine, Hendricks, Schultz and Labre on WashingtonCaps.com all month, and tune in to Caps Report on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. ET – co-host Brett Leonhardt will also be participating.
Last year alone, more than one million donors raised $42 million for Movember’s global beneficiary partners. To support Alzner, Carlson, Chimera, Erskine, Hendricks, Schultz and Labre – or to find other ways how you can help support Movember -- go to http://us.movember.com/mospace/702996/