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First ever partnership to make a hairy ferry this Movember

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 08:24

Nicola Zanchi, communications, 206-379-8254
WSF media hotline, 206-402-8070

SEATTLE – There will be an addition to the iconic exterior of a couple Washington state ferries for the month of November. It’s not a late Halloween costume, but a symbol of support for men’s health.

Washington State Ferries has teamed up with the Movember Foundation to bring awareness to men’s health issues by sporting giant black mustaches on the Puyallup and Tacoma. The pilot program is the first time the ferry system will have such a display on the exterior of a ferry.

The Movember Foundation encourages men to sign up on Movember.com and grow mustaches to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. It is the only global charity dedicated to helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, the foundation has inspired support from more than 5 million men and women globally, and funded more than 1,200 research and support programs focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Movember is committed to spreading awareness through partnerships that have a strong local presence within the community.

“We’ve had mustaches on planes, trains and automobiles, but never anything as large as a Washington state ferry,” said Adam Garone, co-founder and U.S. country director at the Movember Foundation. “We’re super excited to be part of this first ever pilot program to help raise awareness for the health of our husbands, fathers, friends, brothers and sons.”

Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and safely and efficiently carries 24 million people a year through some of the most majestic scenery in the world.  For breaking news and the latest information, follow WSF on Twitter.

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