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.”

More in News

Getting ready to cast off | Photo of the day 5.20

Silas Osborne, 6, gets a hands-on tutorial in the art of fly… Continue reading

No suspect in bomb threat

Bainbridge Island police continue to investigate the threatening message scrawled on a… Continue reading

State Champs!

Members of the Bainbridge Spartans girls lacrosse team celebrate as they hoist… Continue reading

Remembering Flanders fields | Photo of the day 5.19

Roth Hafer and Gary Sakuma of American Legion Post No. 172 greet… Continue reading

Nominations due for Educator of the Year

The Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Club is soliciting nominations for its annual “Educator… Continue reading

Celebration planned for Bainbridge’s new dock

Bainbridge Island will host a grand opening for the city’s new Waterfront… Continue reading

Kitsap County examining police gun from Bainbridge officer that misfired at casino

Bainbridge Island police are seeking a second opinion on why an officer’s… Continue reading

Into the wild | Photo of the day 5.18

Nick Twietmeyer (at left, with camera) of the Kitsap News Group, follows… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Chance of rain | The Bainbridge Blab

Bainbridge Island will have a wetter weekend than the ones Islanders have… Continue reading

Most Read