The ferry M/V Puyallup leaves the Bainbridge dock sporting its new whiskered look for Movember. (Photo courtesy of WSF)

The ferry M/V Puyallup leaves the Bainbridge dock sporting its new whiskered look for Movember. (Photo courtesy of WSF)

WSF puts whiskers on the water this month

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:50am
  • News

Regular riders may have noticed that things have gotten a little hairy on Washington State Ferries this month.

WSF has teamed up with the Movember Foundation to bring awareness to men’s health issues by putting giant black mustaches on the ferries M/V Puyallup and Tacoma.

Ferry officials say the pilot program is the first time the ferry system will have such a display on the exterior of a ferry.

The Movember Foundation — a global charity dedicated to helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives — encourages men to sign up on Movember.com and grow mustaches to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. 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 officials said the ferry system’s floating ‘staches are a first.

“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.”

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