Facial hair has been a hockey
tradition for decades when the playoffs roll around but a new tradition, for an
even greater purpose, has caught on in Peoria. For the second straight season,
the Peoria Rivermen will grow mustaches in honor of “Movember” in an effort to
raise funds and awareness for cancers affecting men.
Rivermen players will grow mustaches to transform
themselves into walking billboards in order to raise conversation and elevate
the level of understanding of the issues regarding men's health. Rivermen teammates participating in Movember include: Jake
Allen, Chris Bruton, Taylor Chorney, Ian Cole, Stefan Della Rovere, Scott Ford,
Mike McKenna, Anthony Nigro, Brett Ponich, Brent Regner, Tyler Shattock, David
Shields, as well as assistant coach Scott Allen.
Pictures will be taken of
their progress throughout the month and shared through the Rivermen Facebook
Men are encouraged join the
Rivermen in the hairy initiative.
Register at www.movember.com and start with a clean-shaven face. For more details on the
Peoria Rivermen participation and ways to contribute to “Movember”, please VISIT THE RIVERMEN MoSPACE PAGE.
Movember is an
annual charity event during the month of November where men grow a moustache
while raising funds and awareness for men’s health issues. The moustache is our
ribbon, it’s the vehicle by which we
raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. Much like the
commitment to run or walk for charity, our commitment is to grow a moustache
and change the face of men’s health.