It was time to help out the dads.
Three local teens, Destaney Dean, Angalena Cross and Nola Schroeder, began their own fundraising project by selling chocolate moustaches and moustache-themed cookies, as well as starting an online charity fundraising campaign.
The Grade 7 students – Dean and Cross attend Carlin Middle School, while Schroeder is home-schooled – said they all had similar motivation to create the fundraiser under the banner Daughters for Fathers. All proceeds will benefit prostate cancer research.
“It’s because my dad always helped with stuff for breast cancer, with the pink stuff and the pink ribbon on his car, and I thought it was time to return the favour for a cause that is about men,” said Dean.
This is the second year the girls have participated in the month-long fundraising effort. The teens made all the chocolates and cookies themselves, and have been selling them on a few occasions at Walmart and the Mall at Piccadilly.
“There’s been a lot of positive comments, and a lot of people who know nothing about what Movember and prostate cancer is about, so it’s been good that way too. To spread the word,” says Dean, who was sporting full moustache gear, including sunglasses, T-shirt, earrings and necklace.
The girls will be fundraising until the end of the month, but will have to rely on online donations to help them reach their $1,000 goal. To donate, go to http://moteam.co/goatee-girls.