The Search for Mr. Movember
For the fourth straight season, the Chicago Wolves participated in Movember to raise awareness for men’s health. Movember is a mustache-growing event that raises awareness for prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives, presented by Northwest Community Healthcare. #getchecked
Various players, coaches, and staff started the month clean-shaven and didn’t put a razor to their upper lip for 30 days. The growth of these individuals’ lip ticklers were tracked on chicagowolves.com.
On November 29, Brent Sopel was crowned Mr. Movember for the 2014-15 season! Thank you to all who voted and participated!
WHAT IS MOVEMBER?
Movember is the annual, worldwide charity movement dedicated to changing the face of men’s health- all through the power of the mustache.
Men start clean-shaven on Nov. 1, then grow their mustaches for 30 days while raising funds and awareness for men’s health: specifically cancer affecting men in the US.
Since its humble beginning in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003, Movember has grown into a global movement with more than 1.1 million participants raising $174 million to date. In the US, Movember raises funds for our men’s health partners: the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrated their journey at official end-of-Movember Gala parties held in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Movember’s primary campaign objective is to raise awareness around men’s health issues, specifically cancers affecting men. We want everyone to know that most cancers are highly curable if caught in the early stages- including prostate and testicular cancer. Movember aims to increase early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment, as this will ultimately reduce the number of deaths from cancer.
It’s time men face some startling health facts:
- 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
- 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males between the ages of 15 and 35
- More than four times as many men as women die by suicide in the U.S.
- The average life expectancy for American men is almost five years less than women (presently 76 compared to 81)