November 1, 2014

CAPS: Happy Movember!

“The month formerly known as November is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health.”http://us.movemberfoundation.com/

Fans expect to see NHL players put their razors away and the playoff beards appear, but not until April and May.  It is November so what better time to grow a moustache (spelled mustache in the U.S.) than in “Movember?”

Several of the Washington Capitals have teamed up to raise money for men’s health.  Have you signed up yet?  It is not too late.  The NHL has a team as well which has raised $4,857 as of this afternoon.  The Caps have only raised $350 so far so help them out fans!

Donations can be made to the team or to individual Caps players and staff (click on their name below). Jason Chimera is the team captain.  Several of the players are also on Twitter.  Follow them to read tweet about their progress, share photos, etc.

Washington Capitals Team
Mike Green – @greenlife52
John Carlson – @johncarlson74
Jason Chimera
John Erskine – @johnerskine04
Matt Hendricks
Troy Brouwer
Mathieu Perreault
Jeff Schultz
D.J. King – @DJKING_17

Joel Ward
Mike Vogel – @VogsCaps
John Walton – @WaltonCaps

**If you get any great shots of the Caps’ mustache growing progress, please send them to us and we’ll post each week.

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For more information see the Capitals official press release below.

Capitals Players Participate in Movember
Tuesday, 11.01.2011 / 7:38 AM / Community

The Mo (slang for moustache) and November come together each year for Movember – and this year Caps players Troy Brouwer, John Carlson, Jason Chimera, John Erskine, Matt Hendricks, Mike Green, DJ King, Mathieu Perreault, Jeff Schultz and Joel Ward are all set to be a part of it.

Movember is the annual charity event that engages men to grow, and women to support, a Mo for the 30 days of November. The rules are simple: register at Movember.com and start Movember 1 clean-shaven. Men grow their Mos for 30 days, becoming walking, talking billboards for men’s health and cancer affecting men. Supporters, called Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, get friends, family and colleagues to donate to their efforts along the way.

In the US, Movember’s men’s health partners are the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG.

Follow the progress of Mo Bros Brouwer, Carlson, Chimera, Erskine, Hendricks, Green, King, Perreault, Schultz and Ward on WashingtonCaps.com all month. Make sure to tune in to Capitals Report on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. ET as co-hosts Mike Vogel and John Walton will also be participating.

Last year alone Movember had nearly 450,000 supporters and raised $81 million to change the face of men’s health. To support Brouwer, Carlson, Chimera, Erskine, Hendricks, Green, King, Perreault, Schultz, Ward, Vogel and Walton – or to find other ways how you can help support Movember — visit http://us.movember.com/.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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