Movember Movement at PCL Construction
Sean Mayo wraps up Movember with a frosty
looking finish on his lip duster.
Kearl’s Girls gather with their fantastic faux
moustaches… no wax needed.
Another “Movember” has come and gone, with some magnificent moustaches now just facial hair on the cutting-room floor. More than $32,000 was raised for Movember at PCL Construction, once again proving it is a big hairy deal for PCL employees.
Freshly shaven PCL “Mo Bros”, 139 of them on 16 teams across Canada, began the month of November looking to grow moustaches of all shapes and sizes for the annual fundraiser aimed at increasing awareness of prostate and testicular cancer, and men’s mental-health initiatives. Each of them, along with some participating “Mo Sistas,” was hoping to raise the most cash for the cause.
This was PCL project accountant Dana Auby’s sixth year raising money for Movember, and this time round growing his ‘stache really hit close to home. “Last year, my testosterone-fuelled follicles generated just over $1000 for Prostate Cancer Canada and men’s health initiatives,” said Auby. This year, I’m aiming to better that. A close family friend was diagnosed with prostate cancer this past year and, as a result, I’m setting the bar higher.”
The Mo-Yard Mo-Stache team was tops for PCL in Canada, raising almost $7000.
Edmonton Industrial structural superintendent Sean Mayo raised over $1500 himself. “Taking part was a very personal decision in a lot of ways,” said Mayo. “My nephew has had surgery and been treated for testicular cancer, and my uncle has had prostate surgery to remove cancer. All of us who are over 50 should be getting checkups every year; early detection, they say, is sometimes the deciding factor.” Mayo thanks every single PCL employee who took part and all who donated to this cause.
“Kearl’s Girls” up north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, at the Kearl Oilsands Project were right near the top too… not for growing moustaches, but for raising over $6000 for Movember. The team of ten ladies had extra incentive this year after a coworker’s brother had recently been diagnosed with testicular cancer.