Several Checkers players grew some great-looking moustaches to raise awareness for prostate cancer in November. They include Zack FitzGerald, Brad Herauf, Matt Kennedy, Jacob Micflikier, Justin Pogge, Bobby Sanguinetti and Chris Terry.
Team owner Michael Kahn, a prostate cancer survivor himself, also joined in on the movement sported a nice moustache/goatee combo.
Thanks to everyone who donated online and in person to help this initiative. Around the world, an estimated 447,000 folks gave their razors a rest, raising $58 million.
Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.
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. 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 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.