Above, Samantha Hastie of the Ottawa Motorcycle Ride for Dad and Paul Renaud of the Black Walnut Support Group, hamming it up to promote Flash a Stache.
WINCHESTER — Coffee is certain to be sipped through some emerging upper-lip stubble as Dare to Flash a ‘Stache officially launches 7 p.m. tonight at Cup of Jo’s.
A local spin on the “Movember” prostate cancer awareness initiative, Dare to Flash a ‘Stache is an annual tradition fostered by the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Black Walnut Support Group and the Eastern Ontario Prostate Cancer Awareness Committee.
Men are encouraged to grow moustaches and collect pledges through the month, with proceeds split between the charitable foundations at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) and the Ottawa Hospital. Both institutions treat and care for local men with prostate cancer — a disease that ultimately afflicts one in eight Canadian men at current rates.
Fans of the moustachioed may follow along at daretoflashastache.ca, where the participants will be registered as individuals or in teams.
It’s OK to join the effort after Nov. 1st, of course, just follow the sign-up procedure at the website and get those soup strainers underway! A grand finale event is set for Dec. 1st at Winchester Foodland.