Teams in the AHL tend to do various fundraisers over the course of the season. A jersey auction after a game can bring in thousands of dollars for a worthy cause. During November of 2012, Joey Mormina will be attempting to raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Man-to-Man program. Joey Mormina's Mustache Mania will be collecting donations online and at home games through the end of the month as he grows a mustache. The first 5,000 fans who go to the November 24, 2012, game against the Toronto Marlies will get a Mormina Mustache. The team's website will be keeping fans updated as to how the mustache is coming along. The Man-to-Man program is focused on education about prostate cancer. Local programs also provide support for individuals and families who are impacted by prostate cancer. All of the money raised will be going to the local program.
Growing a mustache in November is not a unique idea but rather it is a part of a worldwide movement that seeks to raise awareness and funds for fighting prostate cancer. The movement is Movember. The effort began in Australia in 2003 with a group of just 30 men. Over the years, the movement has increased and spread from Australia. Though it started with just a few men growing mustaches, there are now millions of people who are participating. Over the years, hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised. It is a fun way to raise awareness that is noticeable and memorable. Movember was inspired by the awareness that breast cancer, and other female cancers, receives.
The team got off to a bad start in the 2012-2013 season. The team started the season with four losses. It was disappointing for fans to see the team at the bottom of the East Division, the Eastern Conference and the AHL. Fortunately, the team has managed to win two of seven games and the season has just started. The Penguins need to keep up the good work from the past weekend. The Penguins will be playing two away games during this upcoming weekend. The first game is scheduled to be on Friday, November 2. The team will be traveling to face the Manchester Monarchs. On Sunday, November 4, the team will be traveling to face the Bridgeport Sound Tigers again. The team has already faced the Sound Tigers once and lost by a score of 3-2.
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