Oct 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his third goal against the Ottawa Senators during the third period at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-5. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blakhawks will participate in Movember


Today marks the beginning of November, or as guys like to call it, No Shave November. It’s a time where guys (although I guess girls could if they wanted to) participate in a shaveless month; they spend 30 days growing facial hair. It’s been around for years, with many people growing full beards and mustaches. Professional athletes across all sports choose to often participate in this event.

The Chicago Blackhawks, for one, are one of the teams that will be active participants of No Shave November. However, instead of no shave November, they are going to be involved with Movember. Movember is a movement much like No Shave November, however guys spend the whole month of November growing and grooming a moustache as opposed to a beard.

The event of Movember has been a great fundraising idea since its beginning in 2004. According to us.movember.com, here’s “how it works.”

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.

Beards are mostly for the playoffs when it comes to professional sports, but there’s no superstition with moustaches, so it’s nice to see a whole team participating for a worthy cause.

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