RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that 11 Hurricanes players will take part in Movember, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Players Justin Faulk, Jiri Tlusty, Jay McClement, Anton Khudobin, John-Michael Liles, Riley Nash, Brett Bellemore, Ryan Murphy, Chris Terry, Zach Boychuk and Patrick Brown will grow mustaches during November to help raise money and awareness for the fight against prostate and testicular cancers.
Fans are invited to join the Carolina Hurricanes presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina team, which is captained by Faulk, by visiting CarolinaHurricanes.com/Movember. BCBSNC will match up to $10,000 in donations to the cause, and will host a special “shave down” station on PNC Arena’s South Plaza prior to the Hurricanes’ game on Nov. 1 against the Arizona Coyotes. BCBSNC will also distribute fake mustaches to fans in attendance at the team’s game on Nov. 29 against Pittsburgh, to celebrate the conclusion of Movember.
“The Carolina Hurricanes and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are great teammates in promoting men’s health,” said John Roos, senior vice president of sales, marketing and communications at BCBSNC. “Movember is an exciting way for Hurricanes fans to join the team and help an important cause.”
To date, the Movember Foundation has raised more than $550 million and funded more than 800 world-class programs in 21 countries for the purpose of saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Movember challenges men to start clean-shaven on Nov. 1, and grow just a mustache for 30 days, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their growing efforts.