WHAT’S IN STORE: Langley sporting some extra facial hair

A few local companies are marking Movember and helping raise awareness and money for men’s health.

It’s November, so it must be time to grow a moustache – if you can.

This month is flying by, and I’ve been remiss in not mentioning earlier a few Langley businesses that are hosting fundraisers in aid of men’s health – and specifically the Movember Foundation.

Dead Frog Brewery, for instance, is hosting an event Friday, Nov. 23 at their digs up near 200th Street and the Trans-Canada Highway.

This is the third year Bryce Rickaby has organized this fundraiser, last year’s generating $2,600. “Help me crush my goal of $4,000,” this year, he said, noting tickets are $20 on eventbrite.com.

Every November, most of the staff at Barnes Harley-Davidson who sport a Y- chromosome tend to adorn a little extra facial hair. They put down their razors and dedicate a lot of energy into raising money and awareness for the foundation. “Our mo-tivation: to stop men from dying too young.”

Since starting their Movember efforts in 2011, the Barnes team has been able to raise more than $200,000 for the Movember Foundation, a leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.

So far, the Langley team has been able to raise about $500.

Likewise, Original Joe’s restaurant in the Fraser Crossing always holds a fundraiser, too. There, you have to buy a tribute Burt Reynolds shot, with partial proceeds going to the cause. They also run a fun photo contest, where customers strike their best pose with a moustache coaster – the more creative the better – then upload the picture to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #JoesMos, and wait to win.

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