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Snakes shave for "Movember" and cancer awareness

The Prostate Cancer Foundation says one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their life.

That is why the Columbus Cottonmouths hockey team stepped up this entire month to raise funds for research of the deadly disease.

This year, instead of November, it was "Movember" for men across the country and the Cottonmouths.

The players did not shave their mustaches for the entire month, raising money for different organizations to help bring awareness to prostate cancer.

They also auctioned off special jerseys and sold "Movember" T-shirts.  However, on the last day of the month, they and other men shaved their mustaches off.

"Anyone who purchased a jersey or a ‘Movember' T-shirt, a portion of the proceeds went to the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition.  That is helping people right here in our community who are suffering from prostate cancer, and they help raise awareness for men's health as a whole," said Whitney Mixon, the Director for Media Relations.

The Cottonmouths were able to present a check for more than $2500 to the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition on Wednesday. 

The Cottonmouths say the goal of "Movember" is to increase early detection, diagnosis, and effective treatment of prostate cancer.

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