Matthews released a video with Movember saying that he will shave his moustache if he can raise $134,000 for the charity by the end of November.
“Some of you love it, some of you hate it. I’m willing to shave it off, but only for a good cause,” Matthews. "If you help me raise $134,000 by the end of November, I will shave off this mo."
The Movember organization raises money for men's health including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. In 2019, the Movember organization raised $109.8 million in 20 countries.
Last season, Matthews returned to Toronto with the thick moustache in hopes that it would bring some good luck. At one point this past year, teammates started growing their own moustaches to help support his drive to score 50 goals for the first time in his career before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the regular season early.