You may have spotted a few Palace players have been growing moustaches during Movember for Prostate Cancer UK, and now they are calling on supporters to make it a team effort.
Mo Bros across the world have started cultivating their Mos, to help raise vital funds and awareness of prostate cancer and men’s health during the month formerly known as November, and Eagles' defender David Wright has been spearheading the club's campaign by encouraging team-mates and staff to sport some dodgy looking facial hair throughout the month.
All fans have to do is visit www.mobro.co/wrighty3 to donate some money to the cause and support those who have dedicated their top lips to changing the face of men’s health.
“We are now at the end of the month and there are some very interesting top lip specimens emerging all over the club," Wright said. "We’d really encourage all fans to back the lads and help us raise as much as possible.
“Movember’s a brilliant initiative to raise awareness of prostate cancer amongst our players, staff and supporters alike. With 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK – enough to fill Wembley Stadium three times over – there is a real need to support those affected by the disease now and invest in research for the future.”
Palace's support for Movember coincides with a year-long programme of activity in support of Prostate Cancer UK, which is The Football League’s Official Charity Partner for 2012/13. One in nine men will get prostate cancer in the UK. Money raised will help more men survive the disease and have a better quality of life.
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, added: “Each year we see more and more men dedicate their top lips to Movember and we’re delighted that Palace have been a part of this growing movement. More than £15 million raised by Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the UK last year came directly to Prostate Cancer UK to help us fund a wide range of medical research projects.”