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Preds Working to Change the Face of Men's Health

Nashville Predators Join the Global Movember Movement

Wednesday, 12.16.2009 / 10:02 AM CT / Features
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Final Donation Leaders
Steve Sullivan - $1,770
Dan Hamhuis - $645
Shea Weber - $325
Pekka Rinne - $310
J.P. Dumont - $215
Alexander Sulzer - $200
Jason Arnott - $50
Joel Ward - $25
Dan Ellis - $20
David Legwand - $20
Jerred Smithson - $20
Francis Bouillon - $10
Some of your favorite Nashville Predators sported a little extra facial hair this past month in honor of the global prostate-and-testicular-cancer awareness movement, Movember. Players such as Dan Hamhuis, Shea Weber, J.P. Dumont, Pekka Rinne and Steve Sullivan pledged not to shave their moustaches staring Nov. 15 and through Dec.15. The players who participated became part of a global effort to use moustaches to bring attention to prostate cancer awareness. The idea behind it being new moustaches bring questions, which can be used to promote the cause.

Each participating player donated $200 to the Movember movement. There were weekly picture updates on the player's moustaches and fans were able to vote and donate money for their favorite ‘shache. At the Tuesday, Dec. 15 game vs. Tampa Bay, it was announced that Steve Sullivan blew the competition away by raising more than $1,500 with his Movember moustache. In all, players and fans rasied $3500 to be donated to prostate and testicular cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.




Preds Movember Updates - Week 3
Jason Arnott
Wade Belak
J.P. Dumont
Dan Ellis
Cody Franson
Marcel Goc
Dan Hamhuis
Mike Santorelli
Jerred Smithson
Steve Sullivan
Alexander Sulzer
Andreas Thuresson
Joel Ward


The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia. The guys behind it joked about 80s fashion and decided it was time to bring the moustache back. In order to justify their Mos (Australian slang for moustache), they used their new looks to raise money for prostate cancer research… never dreaming that facial hair would ultimately lead to a global movement that would get men talking about a taboo subject – their health.

A Mo Bro starts Movember – the month formerly known as November – clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations. What’s more, a Mo Bro is a walking billboard for the cause as his new look opens the door for him to talk about cancers affecting men – making the moustache a symbol, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (women who support their guys) form an important part of Movember by recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds.

This Movember, the money raised in the U.S. will be split between the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The Prostate Cancer Foundation will use the money raised by Movember to fund research to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. To date, Movember has raised $47 million globally making it the world’s largest charity event for men. Significantly, awareness of men’s health issues has improved with Movember helping to spread important health messages directly to millions of Mo Bros & Sistas around the world.

The Nashville Predators challenge you to join us in changing the face of men's health.

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