The Minnesota Wild is getting ready to kick off its annual “Movember” campaign starting Nov. 1. It’s a campaign where men both young and old give their beards and mustaches a clean shave to start the month, then let it grow throughout November while raising money and awareness for prostate cancer research.
You may have become used to the furry faces in WCCO’s weather center over the last four weeks, but Movember is about to end. All month, WCCO has been sharing with you the stories behind the mustaches, including one man whose battle against testicular cancer has a miraculous ending.
Whether it’s a co-worker, friend or family member, we all know someone who’s battled cancer. This month, through Movember, WCCO is trying to raise awareness about cancers affecting men.
We’ve reached the half-way point of Movember, and for our meteorologists, that means their staches are just starting to round into form. Of course, for guys, it’s pretty easy to tell we’re taking part in Movember.
A group of firefighters and paramedics in Stillwater is doing everything it can to raise awareness for men’s cancer research during November. The group calls themselves “Mo Medics and Mo Friends” and is made up of paramedics from Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater as well as firefighters and other members of the community.
WCCO’s male meteorologists don’t look so fresh-faced this month, but that’s only because they’re participating in Movember. They’re growing mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health and wellness.
Hockey and facial hair go together like peas and carrots. So when the founders of Movember came to the NHL about five years ago, the league saw the charity as a perfect fit.
The Twin Cities’ curiously (and awesomely?) named rock band, Tom Selleck’s Moustache, is hoping to support the Movember movement by giving away its debut album, t-shirts and a chance for a free house concert in exchange for donations.
Men across the Gustavus Adolphus College campus sported mustaches throughout the month of November, hoping to raise men’s health awareness over the past 30 days, and if you ask assistant athletic director Jared Phillips, he’ll say the fuzzy inaugural Movember event shows potential for even more … growth.
Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will survive, but their lives will never be the same.
WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak was chomping at the bit (and probably at his upper lip) to shave off the mustache he’s been sporting all month.
Movember is just about over, and that means the ‘CCO guys — who some thought looked a little creepy this month — will soon be, or are already, mustache-less.
Steve Walsh wears his mustache well, and he should. He’s had a November mo for a few years now. “My dad had prostate cancer, and he was diagnosed with that in 2005,” Walsh said.
No, it’s not a mustache-only gang (although that’d be a sweet clique to be in). And it’s not Burt Reynolds look-alike month. Well, at least not intentionally.
The scruffy look is in across the country — at least for the month of November. “Movember” is officially in full swing.