Soccer Kicks Cancer - Men's Health Awareness
On behalf of Soccer Kicks Cancer, MLS WORKS will make a donation for every Movember participant registered as part of the MLS Network. Join the MLS Network Now!!! Make sure to follow MLS WORKS on Twitter (@MLSWORKS) for weekly #MoMonday FIFA 14 give-aways and updates for the #MLSPlayoffMo contest. The best grown Mo will receive a Soccer Kicks Cancer Prize Pack to include:
- $500 VISA Gift Card
- Panasonic Shave Kit
- One (1) Copy of FIFA 14
Be sure to promote your Movember efforts using #GrowYourMo and #MLSPlayoffMo
Major League Soccer and clubs throughout the League grow ‘Mo’s (moustaches) during the month of November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. To date, globally more than 3 million people have participated, raising $446 million USD.
Why Men's Health? 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and 1 in 6 American men and 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Rates of prostate cancer cases in men are comparable to the rates of breast cancer cases in women.
Major League Soccer players, supporters, staff and partners are clean-shaven on November 1st and grow their moustaches throughout the month. Participants documented progress on their ‘MoSpace pages as part of the MLS Movember Network, on the Movember website. Women participated by becoming ‘Mo Sistas' and created their own 'MoSpaces to support the men they love.
In 2011, the first year of a League-wide Movember campaign, players, supporters and staff throughout the League joined together to raise approximately $45,000. In 2012, we raised $57,000 to support Movember.
2012 Club Videos