Minister Ritz, Agriculture Minister, has been challenged by Chicken Farmers of Canada (and their Chicken Famers Ambassadors ..including me!), Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, Egg Farmers of Canada and Turkey Farmers of Canada. to shave his moustache again in support of prostate cancer awareness and men’s mental health. And he has one amazing moustache!
Yes, this is a twist on the usual Movember activities. Usually men shave their mustaches and then compete to have the nicest mustache. But Minister Ritz is keeping his moustache until $25,000 is raised!
“Last year, Minister Ritz helped raise over $15,000 for prostate cancer research so we decided to up the ante,” said Dave Janzen, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Canada. “This year we’re hoping to raise $25,000 in support of prostate cancer and mental health research by getting him to remove his moustache. This campaign presents us with the opportunity to show urbanites how rural Canada can step up to the plate in support of a national initiative that affects all Canadians.”
Here’s Minister Ritz after last year’s success!
Movember is the public awareness campaign held each November to promote prostate cancer awareness and male mental health. According to Prostate Cancer Canada, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with a form of prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer among Canadian men. One out of five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime and the remaining four will have a family member or colleague who will.
Please support Minister Ritz!
The Chicken Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, Egg Farmers of Canada and Turkey Farmers of Canada would love to see him raise over $25,000 this year!
Donations can be made to Minister Ritz’s Movember Canada campaign online
or by mail:
reference: Gerry Ritz and Registration # 2736566 and send it to:
119 Spadina Avenue, PO Box 65,
To learn more about changing the face of men’s health visit: http://ca.movember.com.
I am proudly participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada program by ShesConnected. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.