"Movember" Shave-Off Finale Throwdown Set for Local Firefighters

Firefighters participating in "Movember" are planning a Mo Down-Throw Down with Eastside's vs. Seattle firefighters Friday night. Upload a photo of your 'stache here!

As "Movember" comes to a close, firefighters with mustaches from Eastside Fire & Rescue,  Bellevue and surrounding communities are planning to go out with a good old-fashioned throwdown, according to a post on the Kirkland Firefighters Facebook page.

So far, the "Eastside Hairy Heros" have raised about $1,400 in donations. Can you help give them a boost today on their Movember donation page?

Are you participating in "Movember?" Show us your 'stache! (Upload photos to this article by clicking on the upload button).

Several dozen firefighters from Bellevue are growing their moustaches in Movember, with an aim to raise awareness and funds for men's health, and especially prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Firefighters from EF&R, Seattle, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Shoreline Northshore, Bothell, Duvall, Bellevue, and Mercer Island will all converge starting at 7 p.m. at Paddy Coynes Irish Pub in Seattle, for the Movember 2012 closeout event. The event is open to the public.

The Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums bagpipe band will be in the house and awards will be given, including Mr. and Miss Movember.

As posted on the Kirkland Facebook page, "Lot’s of FF’s and Mustaches what’s not to like?"

During November each year, "Movember" is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their "Mo's," these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising $126.3 million.

*Editor's note: Some information from the Movember website at us.movember.com.

Show off your stache by uploading photos to this article, posting a comment, or shooting an email to bellevue@patch.com. And be sure to check back to see photos of you at your hairy best.



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