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This is how Roberto Luongo does 'Movember'
You may not have noticed it on Saturday – because the cameras rarely had to turn to face Vancouver's net – but Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo is donning a new mask for the moustache month of fall.
"I just decided to get one done for Movember this year, with the moustache," Luongo told Canucks TV's Joey Kenward. "Obviously, it's the Johnny Canuck head, something that I've grown accustomed to wearing on my mask over the years and I'll be wearing it throughout the month – not every game – but at the end of the month I'll be auctioning this off for charity."
Unfortunately, Luongo won't be growing out his own authentic duster.
"That's why I had one on the mask. I don't have to grow it myself."
That's a shame. The Canucks could do to have a Dick Dastardly between the pipes.
Movember has become a somewhat global month-long initiative, where men can grow out moustaches – or Mo's – and raise money to support men's health awareness for illnesses including mental health, testicular cancer, and prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men and is the second largest cause of male cancer deaths in Canada. Each year around 23,600 new cases are diagnosed in Canada and close to 4,000 Canadian men die of the disease every year, which exceeds the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Despite these figures, the level of awareness, understanding and support for prostate cancer lags significantly behind that of women's health causes.