Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Oil Kings are donating their faces to Movember in support of men’s health and prostate cancer awareness! This will mark the third season the club has been involved in the campaign and the first year that it is a CHL league wide initiative with member clubs and players participating.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Canada and around the world. The annual month-long moustache growing and appreciation charity event helps raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.
The CHL has invited all member clubs to participate in this event with many teams already planning unique initiatives in their local markets. Players will be registered with their clubs under the CHL platform on movember.com and raise sponsorship dollars by growing and grooming their moustache and encouraging monetary donations through family, friends, fans, and local sponsors.
Each player on their team will be ranked and each team as a collective will be ranked throughout the CHL. Teams will be competing for the top spot in fundraising dollars and the winner will be presented with a special Movember trophy.
The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and men’s health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada. Together the two channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.
In 2010, more than 450,000 “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas” came together as Citizens of Movember around the world raising more than $75 million for Movember’s global men’s health partners.
Last year in Canada 118,928 “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas” raised over $22.4 million for Prostate Cancer Canada.