Sobeys employees

Mustache Season is officially open

Sobeys is joining the global fight against prostate cancer, and is sacrificing their upper lips for Movember.

Sobeys is joining the global fight against prostate cancer, and is sacrificing their upper lips for Movember.

For the whole month of November, Sobeys employees, and men all over the world, will sprout mustaches and take pledges.

“We did it last year, and this year I think we have five to seven guys participating,” said Sobeys  manager Cam Dawes.

This worldwide charity, originated in Australia, has grown into a phenomenon, attracting more than 1.1 million participants in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland.

Since its start in 2003,the charity has raised more than $176 million so far for the number one male cancer in Canada.

“Some of the guys will be out canvassing, and we have donation boxes set up at the tills. Everyone is just trying to draw a bit more awareness to the problem,” said Dawes.

And just five days into the challenge, the results were quite varied among the “Mo Growers.”

“Kevin’s (Henderson), got the best one so far, he’s got the dark hair for it,” said Dawes.

More than 25,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year in Canada alone. So go to Sobeys, or to www.movember.com to make a donation and support Movember.