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Jocelyn Turner
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Men of Movember shave off

Men of Movember ready to say goodbye to their mos

AMHERST – The Movember campaign officially came to an end Friday night during the official shave-off at the Demeris Spa and Wellness Center in downtown Amherst. The men lined up to say a fond farewell to their Movember staches.

Daren White said he couldn’t wait to shave it off and even took part of his goatee off the evening before.

“I tried to turn it into more of a moustache instead of a goatee but from what I hear, many are ready to shave them off,” he said before shaving his stache. “When you breath you almost felt like there was something there and you got to keep brushing it to get it out of the way.”

White said although he was happy to see the stache go, it was fun growing it out to see what kind of mustache he’d finish the campaign off with.

“It gave me an excuse,” he said.

Movember support Brian Sanderson was one of the first men to kick off the shaving event. He said he was very happy to say goodbye to his moustache.

“It feels naked,” he said with a chuckle after his shave. “But it feels good. It’s all for a good cause, so it was fun.”

Sanderson admitted to struggling with growing his stache. He said it was itchy when he started and had difficulty adjusting to having it. Even his wife had to adjust to the new upper lip do.

“At first, (my wife) thought it was for a great cause and then, halfway through, she told me to get rid of it,” he said. “At the end, she was indifferent but she wants it gone so she’ll be happy when I get home. I’ll be able to sleep in my own bed.”

The Movember campaign lasts throughout the month of November. Men grow their best moustaches to help raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health. All the funds raised throughout the campaign will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Organizations: Demeris Spa and Wellness Center, Canadian Cancer Society

Geographic location: AMHERST

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