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Matthews raises $134,000 for Movember, pledges to shave moustache

The Maple Leafs forward will trash the 'stache by the end of the month

by Lauren Merola @laurmerola / Staff Writer

Off with his 'stache!

On Oct. 28, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews pledged to shave off his trademark moustache if he raised a certain amount of money for Movember.

"Last year, I told you that I would sacrifice my moustache if I could raise $134,000 to support men's health, but that didn't happen," Matthews said in an Instagram video.

This year, it did.

"Help me raise $134,000 for Movember and I promise I will shave this off and you will not have to see my 'stache again," Matthews said.

On Saturday, Matthews surpassed his goal and by the end of November, his moustache will be gone.

"Until next year," he said.

Since 2020, No. 34 raised more than $175,000 for Movember. The organization focuses on men's health and the funds raised will go toward supporting men's mental health, suicide prevention and prostate and testicular cancer research.

Tweet from @MovemberCA: Hockey icon and facial hair connoisseur @AM34 is putting his muzzy on the line for #menshealth. If he reaches a fundraising goal of $134K in for #Movember: his moustache GOES. 🚨 ������The fate of his moustache lies in your hands. Donate today:

When it comes to his moustache, Matthews' teammates might miss it.

Maple Leafs forward William Nylander and former Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman both said they "love it" in a 2019 Sportsnet YouTube video.

"My wife would kill me if I was rocking the [Matthews] mustache," Hyman said.

With his goals met, Matthews won't be rocking the signature 'stache much longer, either.

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