A hairy month raises $950 at Sobeys

Movember brought more hair to the faces of the workers at Sobeys in Golden while raising almost $1000.

Sobeys’ manager Cam Dawes (left) stands with Sobeys’ Man of Movember Dan Alexander.

Sobeys’ manager Cam Dawes (left) stands with Sobeys’ Man of Movember Dan Alexander.

December is upon us, and thus ends the international phenomenon Movember. All over the world razor blades have been working overtime, shaving off what took an entire month to grow.

“We’ve probably got about $950 generated from this store,” said Cam Dawes, manager of Sobeys who organized a group of staff members to participate in the men’s cancer fundraiser which asks men to grow a moustache for the entire month of November.

Overall, Canada has been the biggest contributor, raising more than $37 million, followed by the United Kingdom and Australia.

“This is the second year we’ve done it. I had 10 guys in the store participate. And I think I’ll definitely do it next year,” said Dawes. “But I think everyone was pretty glad to shave it off in the end.”

All the men had varying levels of success with their moustaches, but the clear winner at Sobeys was the meat department’s Dan Alexander said Dawes.

“He was our top guy for sure. He had a great moustache, and he had a great attitude. So I made him our Man of Movember.”

Sobeys would like to thank all the community members who donated to the cause, as well as the staff members who participated.