Brampton fire fighters raising thousands in funds for Movember men’s health programs

Published November 16, 2022 at 12:20 pm

Brampton fire fighters are adding some fuzz to their stiff upper lips this month to raise funds for men’s health programs.

The fund raiser is part of the annual Movember charity drive, which asks men to grow a moustache and raise funds for mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer programs.

“We’re raising funds and awareness this Movember for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives,” the Brampton Professional Fire Fighters Association said on its Movember page.

Last year, the Brampton Professional Fire Fighters Association and Brampton Fire and Emergency Services raised $23,362 during Movember. The fire fighters are looking to surpass that number by raising $25,000 and have already received more than $6,000 in donations.

Firefighter Randy Narine has raised the most so far with $1,380, and says his father had two rounds of cancer, which was caught early both times.

“Cancer does not just affect one person, it takes a toll on the entire family,” Narine said on his Movember page. “Unchecked, prostate Cancer rates will double over the next 15 years.”

Since 2003, Movember drives have funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world.

The firefighters will be holding their month-end MoFest event at the Jim Archdekin Recreation Center on Nov.26th from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

To donate to the Brampton firefighters Movember fundraiser by visiting the donation page.

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