The first day of November brings about a glorious time of year known simply as "Movember". Men around the world grow mustaches to raise awareness (and money) for cancer research and charities. I'm sure that in one way or another, we've all had someone around us that has been touched by cancer. For me, it's my dad. He beat colon cancer 25 years ago after experimental treatment at the Mayo Clinic saved his life. The money raised from Movember will go towards those life saving research and treatments.
This will be the Ducks second year officially participating in Movember. If you don't remember last year, check out the Ducks slide show of some beautiful (??) mustached men.
Jonas Hiller got things started this year by showing to the world his stellar Movember mask
There were only a handful of participants in last year's contest, but word on the street is that everyone on the Ducks roster - with the exception of Jonas Hiller and his sweet mask - will be growing a mustache. The boys kick things off tonight in Washington DC at The Art of Shaving. Everyone, including George Parros, will be clean shaven for tomorrow night's game versus the Capitals. (For those of you in the DC area, you can see the details here - send us pictures if you go!)
I think this is an awesome cause, so I'm going to have a little contest of our own. Here are the easiest contest rules on the planet:
- By 11:59 pm (PST) on Tuesday, November 1st, you must email me a picture of your clean shaven face to AnaheimCalling [at] gmail [dot] com (or click the little envelope next to my name below.)
- On November 30th, by 11:59 pm (PST) email me another picture displaying the gorgeous mustache you've grown over the past 30 days
- Since SK, Kristen, Alex (our Captain Crunch) and I can't participate (well, we could, but that's kind of gross), we'll choose the winner from the participants that sent in both pictures.
- You don't need to be a Ducks fan to enter. This is open to everyone! Tell your friends! (Twitter, Facebook, billboards, skywriting...etc.)
What do you win? Aside from good karma for your man-region, I'll donate $150 of my own money in the winner's name to the mens health charity of the his choice. AND! The winner will receive a shiny autographed picture from one Bobby Ryan. If no one enters I'll donate the money on behalf of the AC ladies and I'll burn the Bobby picture in effigy (unlikely).
Alright boys, don't let me down. It's time to thank your balls for all that they've done for you.