“This is only a small sacrifice,” said David Lapier, who last week had the moustache he has had since puberty shaved off in support of Dare to Flash A ‘Stache, a campaign focused on raising funds for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation and Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre to aid in the fight against prostate cancer. “I am happy I can do something as small as this to help such an important cause,” said Lapier, who has more than doubled his fund raising goal of $500. “If anyone out there still wants to donate, that would be wonderful,” he said (www.flashastache.ca). Lapier had his ‘stache shaved off Friday afternoon at Bo’s Barber Shop in Morrisburg by Bo Gale.
South Dundas mayor Steven Byvelds surpassed his fund raising goal of $1,000 over the weekend, so Monday morning he had his ‘stache shaved by Krista Boyce at Krista’s Hair Salon in Morrisburg. Byvelds said that a large portion of the funds raised in his name were thanks to the efforts of Deputy Mayor Jim Locke who called on his Lions Club friends for their support. “I want to say thanks to those who have supported this excellent cause,” said Byvelds, who also suggested that those still wanting to make a donation can do so a the aforementioned web site. He will also continue to accept cash or cheque donations personally by contacting him directly.