Fight for mens’ health clipping along at a great rate

The owner of Rooster’s Barber Shop is jumping into the moustache craze known as Movember.

Rooster’s Barber Shop owner Frank Geber trims up the moustache of retired Lake Country resident Willoughby Gullachsen. Geber is donating money to Movember this month in support of men’s health.

Lake Country barber Frank Geber has certainly seen a lot of moustaches in his time.

Some are better than others, he admits, and some are downright dubious.

But the owner of Rooster’s Barber Shop is jumping into the moustache craze known as Movember with both feet this year and has kicked off a campaign to raise money for men’s health.

“Some people are very dedicated to the moustache, others they come and go, it’s a personal preference,” said Geber, the owner of Rooster’s Barber Shop in Lake Country.

“They come in all shapes and sizes. Some look good and some look really pathetic.”

This November, errr, Movember, Geber has jumped into the world-wide fund-raising initiative that has breathed new life into the moustache. Each year men are asked to grow a moustache and raise money and awareness for men’s health and specifically prostate cancer as part of the Movember movement.

At Rooster’s Barber shop, Geber provided free shaves on Nov. 1 for anyone who wanted to start the month off with a clean slate. He is also donating one dollar from every shave, cut or service he provides for the month of November. He will also have a donation jar at his shop for customers to help out.

“It’s a good cause,” said Geber. “I know customers of mine that have had prostate issues and friends that have had it. The trick is catching it early. By raising awareness with young people especially, it will help. When you are 20 you don’t think about it but when you are 40 and all of a sudden something is wrong…now you have to deal with it. It can happen to anybody.”

Not a moustache man himself, Geber was unsure as of the Calendar’s press deadline if he was going to grow some hair on the top of his lip this year. He’s done it in the past and said the trend towards growing moustaches, thanks to Movember, is a continuation of the ups and downs of men’s style.

“It goes through phases,” he said. “I remember in the ’80’s I used to work next to the RCMP station and I would say 80 per cent of them had moustaches. Now hardly anyone does. They come and go but you don’t see the big radical out of the ordinary moustaches that much anymore.”

You may see them this month though, as men around the Okanagan Valley have an excuse to let their whiskers grow.

If you want to support Frank Geber’s Movember campaign, drop by his shop in the Lakewood Mall.

You can find out more about Movember through www.movember.com.

Just Posted

Firefighters have doused a Peachland house fire

Fire crews are still on scene investigating the cause of the BBQ fire which made its way to the home

Wilson M. Beck Charity Golf Tournament in Kelowna benefiting YMCA of Okanagan

The tournament is sold out with 144 golfers swinging for the cause

Is construction in Kelowna hurting small businesses, or helping them?

Voices from both sides of the spectrum weigh in

Kelowna baseballers invited to league all-star game

The 2019 West Coast League All-Star Game will have two players from the Kelowna Falcons

Casa Loma residents petition to halt proposed Blackmun Bay project

West Kelowna City Council grants second reading for what would be the city’s largest development

VIDEO: B.C. MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first steps in nearly 30 years

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

False report of dead body leads police to sex dolls at Manning Park

Princeton RCMP breathed a sigh of relief, momentarily, when they discovered a… Continue reading

Ironman returns to Okanagan after seven-year absence

Subaru Ironman Canada is coming back to Penticton in 2020

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Special memorial service to say goodbye to murdered Kelowna teen

A memorial service and celebratio of life was held Tuesday for murdered teen Elijah-Iain Beauregard

Okanagan College campus flies Syilx flag

The Okanagan Nation Alliance flag was raised at a ceremony at Vernon campus on July 16

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

Most Read