ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will participate in men’s health campaign Movember in conjunction with the Movember Foundation during the month of November.
The Movember Foundation is the global charity raising funds and awareness for men’s health. The Foundation challenges men to grow, and women to support, a moustache or to get active and MOVE for the 30 days of November. 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 Sunday, Nov. 1, and then grow just a moustache for the month, commit to 30 days of physical activity through MOVE, or participate in both activities.
MOVE is a new way to participate in Movember, the Movember Foundation’s 30-day fitness challenge inviting participants to be more active while raising funds and awareness for men’s health.
To participate and to follow the progress of the Washington Capitals and to learn about other ways to support Movember visit WashCaps.com/Movember.
Participating Capitals players include Karl Alzner, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Stanislav Galiev, Philipp Grubauer, Michael Latta, T.J. Oshie, Nate Schmidt, Chandler Stephenson and Tom Wilson, with Alzner serving as the team captain.
WashCaps.com/Movember will also feature Tom Wilson’s Daily Mo Diary in addition to regular mustache-related updates from Alzner.
The Capitals will officially kick off their Movember campaign on Thursday, Nov. 5, during the home game against the Boston Bruins and also use special mustachioed Olympia Ice Refurfacers throughout the month. Mascot Slapshot will also support Movember by donning a mustache.
Showcased at the end of November will be this Movember’s winners of three awards named after three of the 40 Greatest Capitals who had mustaches: The Yvon Labre Award for Most Money Raised by a Fan, the Denis Maruk Award for Most Money Raised by a Player and the Rod Langway Award for Karl Alzner’s Hand-Selected Favorite #CapsMo of the Month. In addition, fans will also be able to vote for the Mike Marson Honorable Mention #CapsMo of the Month starting on Nov. 27 at #CapsBolts. All winners will be announced on Dec. 1 at WashCaps.com/Movember.
Since 2003 millions of participants have raised more than $650 million for the cause, funding more than 1,000 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.