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The Iowa Wild are participating in Movember, a month-long initiative to raise awareness about cancers that affect men.
Throughout the month of November, Iowa Wild players and staff will grow moustaches to serve as walking billboards for Movember, a month-long initiative to help raise vital awareness and funds for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
Numerous hockey players and thousands of men around the world become "Mo Bros" by participating in Movember each November. Mo Bros try to "groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery" by raising funds for their efforts alongside the women in their lives, known as "Mo Sistas." Participants start on Nov. 1 with clean-shaven faces to raise awareness by prompting conversations about the often-ignored issue of men's health.
Fans can donate online at http://us.movember.com/team/1847437. The name of the team online is the Iowa Wild Mo Crew. Weekly moustache progress photos and updates will be posted to iowawild.com and the team's social media channels. Wild fans that make donations will be rewarded. Every fan that makes a donation of $25 or more will receive two free tickets to an upcoming Wild home game. On Dec.1, the fan determined to have made the largest donation to the Wild’s Mo Crew Page will be awarded a suite for an upcoming Wild home game.
Funds raised in the U.S. support prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men, through programs run directly by Movember and its men's health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG. The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide. All funds support a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with Movember's strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.
Iowa returns home for a three-game home stand. The Wild returns home on Thursday, Nov. 6 to host Rockford at 10:30 a.m. Thursday’s game with the IceHogs is also School Field Trip Day, where the first 5,000 fans receive an Iowa Wild drawstring backpack, compliments of KGGY. Iowa rounds out its home stand against Chicago with a two-game series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. Saturday night is Ladies Night, where the first 2,500 fans receive an Iowa Wild ice scraper sponsored by Greater Iowa Credit Union. All ladies (21 and over) may purchase glasses of wine for a $1.00 discount. The Wild will also host Special Olympics Night on Saturday. Sunday is Pucks N’ Paws day, where the first 2,500 fans receive pet tags, compliments of Anderson Animal Hospital. Fans may bring their dog to the game with the purchase of a special $14 ticket, with $2 going back to the Animal Rescue League. Fans are invited to bring a pet food item to donate, for which they receive a free ticket to an upcoming Iowa Wild game. It is also a Subway Family Four Pack game, where fans may purchase four tickets, four sodas and four hot dogs, starting at $48.
The Iowa Wild 2014-15 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center, it runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.
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