The Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced that its company-wide Movember campaign will be presented by Sun Country Airlines
Movember is an annual charity event held during November that engages men to grow Mo’s (slang for moustache) to raise awareness and funds for cancers affecting men. Last season, Wild defenseman Nick Schultz was one of the first NHL players to embrace the cause after the father of one of his closest friends developed prostate cancer and is currently battling against one of the more treatable forms of the disease. A 501(c)3 non-profit, Movember benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG.
The Wild’s Movember campaign, presented by Sun Country Airlines, starts today, Nov. 1. Wild players, and some staff members, are growing moustaches in support of the campaign. The “Minnesota Wild Mo Bros” have their own fundraising page, accessible on wild.com/Movember
. The Wild is urging fans to visit the fundraising page to donate. The NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer program has donated the first $5,000 to Movember’s Minnesota Wild Mo Bros team. Fans can purchase lower level or club level tickets to any Wild home game from Nov. 17-26 and the team will donate $10 from each ticket purchase to Movember, and enter each buyer into a drawing to win a travel voucher from Sun Country Airlines. The Wild will also take cash donations for Movember at each November game, at the Community Relations Booth at section 124.
In addition, the Wild has partnered with KARE11 to break a Guinness World Record at the Wild vs. Predators game on Nov. 26, for the LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE WITH MOUSTACHES. The Wild is encouraging fans and staff to help by growing their own moustache and participating in this Guinness World Record. The current World Record of 151 “moustachioed men” was established Nov. 28, 2009 by members and fans of the Partick Thistle Football Club in Glasgow, Scotland. The Wild’s World Record attempt will be documented with a photo on the ice of all participants with a real moustache immediately after the Nov. 26 game.
“We're thrilled to have the guys on the WILD and across the NHL support Movember by growing Mo’s,” said Adam Garone, CEO and co-founder of Movember. “These guys will grow moustaches that will serve as the perfect vehicle to prompt important conversations about men's health and prostate cancer. We encourage men across Minnesota to join the WILD and sign up for the campaign at movember.com
Females, affectionately named “Mo Sistas”, also play an important role in Movember by helping spread the word to friends and family and encouraging them to join Schultz’s Minnesota Wild Mo Bros team or donate to our moustache growing efforts. In addition, all fans attending the November 26 game will receive a stick-on moustache, compliments of Sun Country Airlines.