The fall season brings football, hockey and…playoff beards. As the Red Sox are making a run at another World Series championship, the Major League Baseball version (not to be confused with the NHL version) of the playoff beard is popping up everywhere in Boston.
Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 23, 2013
And on Twitter
Via Buzzfeed Sports
Game 7 of the World Series is scheduled for Thursday, October 31st. Win or lose, Red Sox players will be free to shave off all of that facial hair at the end of October. Just in time to grow it back for #Movember.
#Movember is more than just a hashtag. According to the Movember website,
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.
Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30-days of November. After REGISTERING on Movember.com, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros bring much-needed awareness to men’s health issues by prompting conversations wherever they go.
As pink is to breast cancer awareness in sports for October, the mustache is to prostate cancer awareness in November. No sport is more active during November than hockey.
Nike Hockey (@NikeHockey) November 05, 2012
PSU W Ice Hockey (@PSUwIceHockey) November 13, 2012
MiHockey (@MiHockeyNow) December 04, 2012
Movember has helped bring awareness to a disease that in the past, men didn’t like to discuss. Social media has helped spread the word. Men sharing their attempts, both successful and not, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram has lessened the stigma of “talking about it”. It’s broken down the barrier of discussion through pictures. In turn, Movember has helped to raise funds for ‘research and services’. According to this BBC article today, “…Movember – as it became known – generated £27m in the UK last year and more than £92m around the globe“.
Let’s take a quick peek at how the sports world is gearing up for #Movember:
Sounders Nation (@SounderNation) October 25, 2013
Mo Staches (@Stachtagon) October 25, 2013
Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) October 24, 2013
Jeff Attinella (@Jeff_Attinella1) October 26, 2013
Just a few more days until I need to grab some Just For Men for my stache #Movember—
Cory Lauer (@CLauer93) October 28, 2013
Damon Edwards (@DEdwards88) October 26, 2013
- Danny Amendola, Kate Upton team up with Gillette for Movember – Boston.com
- Jets fans vs Giants fans in flag football – EIN News
- “NA3HL announces Movember campaign for 2013” – na3hl.com
- Shave and a haircut for San Jose’s Brent Burns – CBS Sports
- Moustache Ride Across Canada – The Province
- I-Bronco Movember Challenge – Island Sports News
FINAL THOUGHT: Get involved. Support. Sponsor. Retweet the #Movember (and #ShaveTheDate) hashtag. Grow your own. Whatever it takes.
As this tweet says…turn it up!
Movember Australia (@MovemberAUS) October 26, 2013
Here’s hoping for some great #Movember Vines!!!!!