The Winchester Fire Department is growing whiskers for good.
Six local firefighters are participating in ‘Dare To Flash A ‘Stache’ and are raising funds for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation and Ottawa Hospital Foundation.
Organizer Dave Wilcox says supporting the hospitals is worth sporting a mustache for the month.
“Working with the fire department, we see firsthand how important the hospital is to our community. It’s there for people when they need it, and we should do what we can to make sure it stays that way.”
He notes that there’s a bet in place that could change the face of Winchester Fire – literally.
“If we raise $3,000, Chief Dan Kelly has promised to shave off his mustache,” explains Dave.
‘Dare To Flash A ‘Stache’ started November 1, and the Fire Department has already raised $1,085. Dave Wilcox is confident that the firefighters will hit their mark by the end of the month.
People can help out by donating to the cause and sharing the Winchester Fire ‘Dare To Flash A ‘Stache’ fundraising page on Facebook:
Every dollar raised will be split equally between the two hospital foundations. The funds are earmarked for prostate cancer research, cancer care for all, and promoting prostate cancer awareness.
For more information about ‘Dare To Flash A ‘Stache, visit: www.daretoflashastache.ca.