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Hairy ferries are back for Movember!

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 13:34

Bryn Vander Stoep, communications, 206-962-7812
WSF media hotline, 206-402-8070

SEATTLE – Several of Washington’s favorite green and white boats will be even more stylish this November. The ferries on the Seattle/Bainbridge route will be sporting mustache decals for the second year in a row to raise awareness about men’s health.

Washington State Ferries is partnering with the Movember Foundation, a global nonprofit focused on supporting research and awareness for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. This pilot partnership is an opportunity to bring attention to an important cause and some fun to one of the ferry system’s busiest routes.

"This is a great iconic representation of our vibrant Mo community in Seattle," said John Owens, Movember Foundation USA Country Director. "The vessels encompass the city’s dedication to men’s health and having fun while doing good."

In 2017, the giant black mustaches on the Seattle/Bainbridge ferries were well-received by customers. This year, ferry riders are encouraged to tweet photos of their mustaches both on and off the boats. Just tag @wsferries and use the hashtag #Movember.

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 24.5 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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