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Movember Campaign Launches with Shave Off at U of M

Movember Campaign Launches with Shave Off at U of M

MovemberThe time of year where men everywhere grow creepy-looking moustaches is once again here.

Movember officially kicks off Sunday, November 1, but to prepare for the big event, a shave off event will happen this morning at the University of Manitoba.

“We’re very excited to be partnering with the University of Manitoba for this year’s Celebrity Shave Off,” said Movember Winnipeg co-chair Jamie Hopkins.

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WAG Supporting Movember with Weekend Fundraiser

WAG Supporting Movember with Weekend Fundraiser

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Salvador Dali (WAG.CA)

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is doing its part to support the Movember initiative and help raise funds for men’s health issues.

Anyone who visits the WAG from Friday, November 21 to Sunday, November 23 — and is wearing a moustache (real or fake) — will see $1 from their admission donated to Movember.

The event is also in part to promote the WAG’s current exhibit, Dali Up Close.

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McEwen Presents Calendar Fundraising Cheque to Movember

McEwen Presents Calendar Fundraising Cheque to Movember

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Manitoba curler Mike McEwen (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba curler Mike McEwen presented a substantial donation to the Movember Winnipeg committee Monday as raised from the the 2014 Men of Curling calendar this past year.

McEwen was featured as the November calendar boy, sporting his moustache. The curler superstar joins other men this month supporting the cause to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health research and programs.

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Clean Shavedown Launches Movember at Kildonan Place

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TJ Connors of Power 97 is clean-shaven at the Movember launch at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre on Saturday, November 1, 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

MovemberSay goodbye to those clean-shaven lips, Movember is here.

The annual fundraiser to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer, officially kicked off on Saturday.

The Movember Winnipeg Committee held a launch in the centre court of Kildonan Place Shopping Centre this afternoon.

Celebrity “Mo Bros” were shaved with a traditional straight razor in preparation of growing a moustache all month long for the cause.

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‘Rookie Rocks’ Bonspiel Fundraising for Movember

‘Rookie Rocks’ Bonspiel Fundraising for Movember

Rookie RocksA fundraiser to support the Movember initiative will see bids placed on some of Manitoba’s top curlers.

The second annual Rookie Rocks Bonspiel event is November 23 at the Fort Garry Curling Club. Teams of all skill types can register for $100 or purchase a $10 ticket to the social event.

Top curlers such as Chelsea Carey, Mike McEwen and Jeff Stoughton will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Winners will play on a team with their curler during the ProAm on November 24.

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Movember Returns with Goal of Raising $1M

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Phil Aubrey of 92 CITI FM is shaved at the launch of Movember at Red River College on Friday, November 1, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

It’s November 1. But for those with a knack for growing a moustache this month, Movember sounds more like it.

The annual fundraiser in support of men’s health issues officially launched Friday with a month-long campaign. Prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives will be the main recipients of campaigns, with a goal of $1 million set provincially.

The Manitoba branch of the Movember campaign had 7,700 registered participants last year, who raised $950,000. Organizers have raised the bar to get 10,000 men signed up this year to “grow a mo.”

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Movember Raises $901K in Manitoba

Canada once again has come out on top as raising the most donations for Movember.

Nearly $37 million was raised during the month-long fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Canada, Movember’s Global Action Plan and the Canadian Male Health Network. Men grew moustaches to support the cause and raise awareness of men’s health issues.

Manitoba raised $901,088 with 7,649 registrants. Donations are still being collected and counted, with hopes of raising the provincial goal of $1 million.

“It is overwhelming to have such incredible support from Mo Bros and Mo Sistas all across the country,” said Pete Bombaci, national director of Movember Canada. “The conversations that have been had and the awareness that has been raised is truly making a difference. We are proud to have the opportunity to put the funds to work and a make an impact on men’s health.”

Movember Wrapping Up with a Shave-Off

The month for men to let their facial hair grow wild, no matter how grotesque it may look, is coming to a close.

Movember officially ends tonight after a month-long fundraiser and awareness campaign in support of men’s health issues, particular prostate cancer. Donations have been pouring in internationally, especially in Manitoba, where organizers were hoping to hit the $1 million mark provincially.

Winnipeg radio station Power 97 and Birchwood Kia will hold a shave-off on Saturday as a final push towards the fundraising goal.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., “Mo Bros” can attend Birchwood Kia at 1364 Regent Avenue to have their moustache shaved. The two companies will make a joint donation to the Movember cause.

Students from MC College will shave off listeners’ and Power 97 personalities’ Movember moustaches, as the rock station broadcasts live from the event.

Watch video from the Movember launch earlier this month:

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Movember Closing in on Provincial Fundraising Goal

One of many crafted mustaches during a previous year’s Movember. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Organizers of the Movember Winnipeg fundraising campaign say they’re on track to reach their hefty provincial goal.

With one week to go, more than 7,300 registrants have raised nearly half a million dollars through online pledges. Funds raised go to fight prostate cancer and raise awareness of male mental health initiatives.

The goal this year is 10,000 participants and $1 million.

“With many moustache growers yet to officially register online and cash donations still to collect, we are optimistic that Manitobans will help us reach our objectives,” said Jamie Hopkins, Movember Winnipeg co-chair. “If there are Mo Bros growing or Mo Sistas supporting the cause, we encourage them to register for free on Movember.com. It’s not too late.”

In 2011, Manitoba had 4,400 registered participants and raised close to $675,000.

Movember Winnipeg will wrap up its efforts with a gala party on Wednesday, November 28 at the Pyramid Cabaret (8 p.m.). Admission is free for those who have raised at least $100 in pledges.

Downtown Fashion Show Fundraises for Movember

Downtown Fashion Show Fundraises for Movember

Local celebrity models ham it up during the Mo Sistas Mo Fashion show on Friday, November 16, 2012 in support of Movember. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Celebrity models showcased the latest fashions and jewelry in support of the Movember initiative on Friday.

The #MoSistaMoFashion show displayed the wares of Loka Boutique, Divine and Conquer, with jewelry styling by Stella and Dot. The Bay Downtown dressed the “mo’dels” as they strutted the catwalk and red carpet.

Media personalities from Citytv, Global Winnipeg, 103.1 Virgin Radio, Shaw TV, FAB 94.3, BOB FM and others took part in the event, which was held in the lobby of Manitoba Hydro Place.

Proceeds will go to support Movember Canada and their efforts to raise funds and awareness to battle prostate cancer.

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Updated at 2:50 p.m.