Some of your favorite Nashville Predators will be sporting a little extra facial hair this month in honor of the global prostate-and-testicular-cancer awareness movement, Movember. Players such as captain Shea Weber
, Pekka Rinne
and Coach Trotz pledged not to shave their moustaches for the entire month of November. The players who participate will become a part of a global effort to use moustaches to bring attention to prostate cancer awareness. The idea behind it being new moustaches bring questions, which can be used to promote the cause.
Steve Sullivan led the Preds last season, raising $1,770 in fan donations during the 2009 Nashville Predators Movember campaign. In all, players and fans raised $3500 to be donated to prostate and testicular cancer research. Click here
to check out the Preds MoBro page
and to donate to the cause.
The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia. The plan was simple – to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men’s health. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about men’s health. Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global men’s health movement.
In 2004 the campaign evolved and focused on raising awareness and funds for the number one cancer affecting men – prostate cancer. 432 Mo Bros joined the movement that year, raising $55,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia - representing the single largest donation they had ever received.
The Movember moustache has continued to grow year after year, expanding to the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands and Finland.
In 2009, global participation of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas climbed to 255,755, with over one million donors raising $42 Million US equivalent dollars for Movember’s global beneficiary partners.
The funds raised through Movember’s US campaign benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
The Nashville Predators challenge you to join us in changing the face of men's health.