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Find out how Past and Present Leaf Players help support Cancer Awareness

By Sean Mitton Canadian Expat Network
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There's been tremendous support in creating awareness for Cancer with pink being worn everywhere. That even included Toronto Maple Leaf tough guy Colton Orr wearing pink skates against the New York Rangers. Orr wore the skates in memory of Todd Davison, a former teammate with the WHL's Regina Pats who died in 2006 from a rare form of cancer.

Orr's skates were painted by artist David Arrigo and will be auctioned off for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

You may also notice a proliferation of moustaches in November in support of Prostate Cancer. This challenge was started by the Movember Foundation.

According to their website, Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men's health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.  The moustache becomes the ribbon for men's health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for prostate cancer.  Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia.  The plan was simple -- to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men's health. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about men's health.  Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global men's health movement.

Here's a Canadian commercial promoting Movember with Maple Leaf greats Lanny McDonald and Wendel Clark.

Movember from Paul Siemms on Vimeo.

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