Among those growing facial hair for Movember were (clockwise) firefighters Rick Roemer

Mustaches equal money for Prince Rupert Mos

A team of Prince Rupert men wore a visible and hairy statement on their faces in November.

A team of Prince Rupert men wore a visible and hairy statement on their faces in November.

Their efforts were part of Movember, an international, month-long event where men grow out their moustaches to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, as well as depression.

More than 30 Prince Rupert men joined the Prince Rupert Mos team on ca.movember.com, the Movember Foundation’s online campaign.

The foundation raises money for men’s health charities, and also aims to increase early detection, encouraging men to get yearly check-ups and take action to remain healthy.

Led by John Farrell, the Prince Rupert Mos collectively raised just under $5,000 as of late last week.

This is the first year Prince Rupert Mos has entered a team, hoping that by uniting more money could be collected in Prince Rupert.

“The team approach is appealing because it encourages individuals to stick with it, and be inspired by the example of others. Further, the collective fundraising is even more impressive than individuals. There’s a lot more to celebrate when we’ve worked together,” Michael Gurney, spokesperson of the Prince Rupert Mos, said.

The team members were able to compare their facial hair at a gathering at the Crest Hotel on Friday, before removing it on Dec. 1.

See Page B2 for some of the faces of Prince Rupert’s Movember campaign.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Rugby summer scrimmages get a professional touch

Former national team members hit the field with local players during weekly games

VIDEO: Kaien Anti-Poverty Society hoping to raise $20K in 50/50 community bingo nights

KAPS is looking to raise money for a new vehicle to support their growing food program

Heart of Our City: Kaps off to Colleen Hermanson

Colleen Hermanson began working in social services as early as 1968

Snickers and Superheroes at Udderfest

Fantasy and frivolity the Friday festival offerings

Rupert Lawn and Garden awards build contract for new site to Prince Rupert firm

Garden centre also set to announce temporary location while construction takes place

Captain, all-star, MVP, and all about the team

Brittanne O’Connor’s drive to create Prince Rupert’s own women’s team has led to success and inspiration

The Northern View announces inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

More than $7,000 up for grabs for biggest legal salmon and halibut

The Northern View 2019 Readers Choice

It’s that time of year again! Vote online or at the Prince Rupert office before noon on Aug. 30

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

Most Read