An Otterburne man is shaving his 47-year-old moustache to raise awareness for men’s health this month.
Guy Roy, who lost his wife to cancer in 2019 and then battled it himself, made the decision to ditch the duster after his neighbour’s encouragement.
“Dad didn’t allude to anyone that he was thinking about it, or that he was going to do it,” shares Roy’s daughter Lynne while holding back laughter, “then Sunday morning before church he shaved it and put his mask on, and waited until after everyone was outside and in the parking lot when he took it off.”
Never in her 38 years had Roy ever seen her father’s upper lip. “It was a pretty big moment,” she admits of the great reveal.
Roy’s neighbours, Robert and Joelle Poirier, got the idea to raise money and awareness for the issue while having a little fun because both he and Guy had overcome prostate cancer.
“We can always raise more, but $2,000 is our goal,” informs Roy, “we’ve already reached 47% of our goal, which is pretty amazing as it’s been less than 48 hours since we created the page and started sharing the story.”
The Roys will continue to raise awareness and support for the cause through November and advocate for all men to go in for early detection.