ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will participate in men’s health campaign Movember during the month of November.
Movember is the annual charity event that engages men to grow, and women to support, a Mo for the 30 days of November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. Supporters, called Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, get friends, family and colleagues to donate to their efforts along the way. Participants begin with a clean shaven face on Nov. 1, and then grow and groom a moustache for the next 30 days.
Participating Capitals players include Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jack Hillen, Michael Latta, Liam O’Brien, Alex Ovechkin, Justin Peters, Nate Schmidt, Aaron Volpatti and Tom Wilson.
Since 2003 three million participants have raised more than $559 million for the cause, funding more than 800 programs globally. Movember programs are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer and research to achieve a permanent impact on the face of men’s health.
To participate and to follow the progress of the Washington Capitals and to learn about other ways to support Movember visit http://moteam.co/washington-capitals.