A Movember to remember at KTW
It's a hair-raising time at Kamloops This Week as a group of staffers — more than a few challenged in the facial-follicle department — attempt to grow moustaches during November.
The hirsute happening is part of Movember, the worldwide movement by men to raise money for, and awareness of, men's health.
In Canada, Movember donations go to fund prostate-cancer research.
The idea is for men to shave on Nov. 1 and then let those upper-lip whiskers grow for the rest of the month.
As the website, ca.movember.com, notes, "For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery.
"Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
"Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health."
The Mo Bros at KTW include publisher Kelly Hall, editor Christopher Foulds, salesmen Ray Jolicoeur and Don Levasseur, photographer Dave Eagles and reporters Jeremy Deutsch, Tim Petruk and Marty "The Reporter" Hastings.
While some attempts (Foulds) at creating a moustache will most certainly be more woe-vember than Movember, others (Deutsch) will have drought-stricken farmers staring in envy at the bounty sprouting below the nose.
KTW will publish a photo at the end of the month, showing the net result of this stumble into stubblehood.
You can help by donating to our team, Kamloops This Week Whiskers, online here.