Go ahead and shave if that’s your desire. Or not.

But before ‘Movember’ gets into the rear view mirror, let us remember what it is all about.

And whether you shaved every day this month or didn’t shave even once, there is a purpose for Movember

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The purpose of the month long campaign for Movember is to raise money and encourage people to grow out their mustache. For some, that is an easy task. For others, not so much.

Getty Images/Chris J Ratcliffe
Getty Images/Chris J Ratcliffe

The idea originally, and continuing was and is to put a fun conversation starting twist on serious health issues that men face specifically mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

The movement was founded by the Movember foundation back in 2003.

From the Movember foundation's website

Using the mustache as a catalyst, the idea is to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health and take action when needed


There are steps men can take to improve their health and longevity starting with yearly checkups with a physician

Checkups cover the basics including blood pressure checks, cholesterol, and scheduling blood tests that screen for prostate cancer, diabetes, liver issues, and anemia as well as screenings based on family history.

Maybe hockey players don't shave every day anyway, but how about those that work for hockey teams?

When the Boston Bruins played at the New York Islanders earlier this month, even those that come out during the t.v. time outs and clear the ice wore mustaches.

Getty Images/Bruce Bennett
Getty Images/Bruce Bennett

And some hockey players, played on a team that got the team name, The Staches,  because the majority of players had mustaches

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Scott Miller Collection

Hey it was the 80s.

And yes that's me wearing the C in the front row in our Movember Moment photo.

More information about the official Movember movement here

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