There's something big growing on this month, as the Buffalo Sabres have announced that the team will take part in the "Movember" fundraiser campaign. Several Sabres players, staff and broadcast personalities are growing mustaches during the month of November to raise money and awareness to combat prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
With Steve Ott serving as Movember captain, fans will have the ability to donate to their favorite player and are also encouraged to join the Buffalo Sabres Movember team and raise money for the cause on their own by logging on to Sabres.com/Movember. The team will also be doing updates throughout the month on the players’ mustache growing progress via Sabres.com as well as Facebook and Twitter.
"Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30 days of November. After registering on Movember.com, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros bring much needed awareness to men’s health issues by prompting conversations wherever they go."
More than three million people in 21 countries have become involved in the Movember campaign since it was started in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia. Last year, Movember raised $147 million globally, with $21 million of that coming from the more than 209,000 participants in the United States!