Support Movember with the 'Caps

It's time to get hairy!

With the month of November Movember now upon us, Vancouver Whitecaps FC players, staff, and fans are growing their moustaches proudly in association with Major League Soccer (MLS) and men and women across the globe to help raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues – specifically prostate cancer.

With different shapes, sizes, looks, and colours all dawned with confidence and style this month; Whitecaps FC will have no shortage of participants supporting the cause. Those lending their upper lip to a great cause include CEO Paul Barber, president Bob Lenarduzzi, club ambassador Carl Valentine, as well as goalkeeper Joe Cannon and defenders Jay DeMerit and  Greg Janicki.

The importance of participating in this event will go a long way in helping cancer researchers find a cure for prostate cancer and other similar diseases. Facts highlight that one in every two men will be diagnosed with some type of cancer in their lifetime while one man dies from prostate cancer every 15.6 minutes, resulting in 33,000 male deaths per year. One new case of prostate cancer is diagnosed every 2.2 minutes; a similar rate to breast cancer in women.

So Whitecaps FC fans, it's time to hide your razors for the month and proudly eat with confidence, even with that small piece of food stuck in your ‘stache. It’s time to get hairy!

We would also like to invite all ‘Caps fans to join the “Vancouver Whitecaps FC Supporters” team. To join, follow these easy steps:

1. Go to the website - http://ca.movember.com/ and click “Register”
2. When you are on the registration page click the button “Team Member (Join a Team)”
3. Fill out all your information, then click – Register & join a team
4. When it prompts you for “Team Name or Captain’s name” – Type “Vancouver Whitecaps FC Supporters”. The team should pop up and you can join it.

Following your sign-up, on Movember 1, Mo Bros (the men who support Movember) start clean-shaven, then grow and groom their moustache all month long. As well, Mo Sistas, women who love and support the Mo Bros, play an important role in Movember. Mo Sistas are encouraged to register on Movember.com, create or join a team, host a Mo Party, and show support for the men in their life and their participation in Movember. At the end of Movember, celebrate your journey with the Movember community at an official Gala Parté or host your own Mo Party - Movember will send you a Movember Party in a Box kit with everything you need!

There are also numerous other ways to get involved in Movember that will help support the cause - even if your mustache doesn’t grow to your satisfaction. Whitecaps FC fans are encouraged to participate by adding pictures and video to Movember or help spread the word via Twitter and Facebook to help raise awareness about the cause.

Wherever you work, attend school, or hang-out, fans throughout British Columbia and all of Canada are encouraged to dedicate a month of embarrassing jokes, pointed-fingers, and female smirks in support of those who continue to fight the battle against cancer each and every day.