Welcome to Movember!
In case you didn't know, there has been a movement during the month of November as awareness for prostate cancer follows October's breast cancer awareness.
Bearing the slogan "Changing the Face of Men's Health," the organization was founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 2004. In what has become a truly global movement since then, "Movember" has inspired over 1.9 million participants (Mo Bros and Mo Sistas) and raised $299 million USD since its inception.
What was once an excuse not to shave at work or for your domestic partner now has a valid platform. The fight against prostate and testicular cancer is now the focus. While there may be new mustaches sprouting up across the land, some are year-round follicular endeavors.
Hockey in particular has joined the crusade. Noted for the playoff beards that adorn the faces of the postseason warriors, Movember brings out an early sampling of testosterone for our hockey favorites. The mustache that was so common from the 1970s into the early 1980s gets a rebirth for November as the league gets a retro-look. Oh wait, there isn't hockey this year. Buzzkill.
Regardless of whether or not there is an NHL season, put down your razor and join the cause. You quite literally have to do nothing to show your support. Don't shave your upper lip. Got it? Additionally, since you aren't buying hockey tickets and $8 beers at the arena, feel free to check out the site here if you are interested in a donation.
Since there are no NHL games to watch right now, let's take a look at some of the greatest mustaches in hockey history. Let them inspire you to rock your own soup-strainer while supporting a great cause. Enjoy now!