Health and fitness briefs
Health and fitness briefs
Put your facial hair to good use
How would you look with a handlebar mustache? What about a Fu Manchu? Join members of the Oklahoma City Barons hockey team and Integris Men's Health University to celebrate a new look for the month of November.
Movember, a contraction of Move and November, is a monthlong effort to promote awareness of men's health issues. The initiative began in Australia in 2003 but soon spread across the globe. Since 2009, more than $45 million has been raised worldwide.
For the third straight season, the Barons team and coaching staff will grow mustaches to support men's cancer awareness. It's a silly way to achieve a serious goal: prompting private and public conversation about health issues men may not otherwise discuss.
Adult fans with real or fake mustaches will get $4 off their Barons ticket to any game in November. Games will be played on Friday; Saturday; Nov. 13; Nov. 16 and Nov. 17.
The offer is available at the box office on game day.
The Barons will accept donations for the awareness campaign through the Movember website: http://us.movember.com/mospace/1477770.
A “Best Mustache” contest for the public will be held during the Nov. 17 game. Details are not yet available. Check the Barons' Movember page for updates.
Integris Health will offer free men's health information during November Barons games and will hold free men's health lectures during the month. For more information, visit www.integrismenshealth.com.
Voting date extended
Last week in this space, The Oklahoman told you that Integris Health had submitted a video to the National Pink Glove Dance Competition.
The contest, sponsored by a leading manufacturer of medical equipment, aims to spread the word about breast cancer and early detection of the disease. Hospitals, civic groups and individuals were invited to submit dance videos.
The local video was inspired by Monica Rostykus, an Integris employee with breast cancer who impressed those who knew her with her courage and optimism. Rostykus died a short time after participating in the video.
Winners will have donations made to the breast cancer charity of their choice. The winners will be determined partly by online voting.
The deadline to vote has been extended until Friday.
View all the videos and vote for your favorite at www.integris.com/pinkglove.
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