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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A hairy situation for a good cause

By ESPN.com

George Parros
George Parros shaved his signature 'stache to raise money and awareness for cancers affecting men.

Anaheim forward George Parros shaved off his signature moustache and has started growing a new one in an effort to raise money and awareness for cancers affecting men.

In honor of "Movember," Parros and 12 of his teammates will join the 30-day moustache-growing movement. Movember takes place every November and encourages men to grow a moustache as a vehicle to raise awareness for prostate cancer research.

"My teammates and I are excited to join this great cause," Parros said, according to the Ducks. "It's a fun way to bring awareness to cancers affecting men. I look forward to seeing what kind of 'staches our team can produce."

Ducks players participating in the cause include: Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Sheldon Brookbank, Curtis McElhinney, Ryan Carter, Kyle Chipchura, Danny Syvret, Cam Fowler, Troy Bodie, Todd Marchant, Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu.

Also, Parros will judge a moustache-growing contest between NHL players and Gino Reda of "That's Hockey" on TSN.

Parros has an apparel line, 'Stache Gear, using his moustache as the logo, that raises funds for the Childhood Leukemia Foundation and Teammates for Kids.