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Cobourg police, Lakefront Utility let moustaches grow

Cecilia Nasmith

By Cecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today

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From left, Cobourg Police officers Constable Nick Moeller, Acting Sgt. Frank Francella, Acting Sgt. James Egas and Constable Ryan Maguire are taking up the MyMO Challenge for mental-health awareness, and hope many more men will join the fun (and grow a 'stache) in November 2017.

Submitted Photo From left, Cobourg Police officers Constable Nick Moeller, Acting Sgt. Frank Francella, Acting Sgt. James Egas and Constable Ryan Maguire are taking up the MyMO Challenge for mental-health awareness, and hope many more men will join the fun (and grow a 'stache) in November 2017.

NORTHUMBERLAND -- For the month of November, Lakefront Utility Services Inc. is teaming up with Cobourg Police Services to raise funds for mental health.

In an announcement issued this week, they issue a challenge to businesses, organizations and individuals -- grow a moustache and raise Momoney in support of these vital services in our community.

Interested individuals can register as a team or as individuals at www.mymochallenge.ca. Then, take a bare-faced selfie in November and upload it to the MyMOChallenge Facebook page to get started. MO-enthusiasts are invited to pledge a favourite moustached participant or group at the website.

"Through the MyMO Challenge, Lakefront and the Cobourg Police Services are hoping to rally our county and raise money for mental health services," Lakefront project co-ordinator Cole Lemette-Johnston said in the press release.

"We've signed up our teams at mymochallenge.ca, and now we're challenging local businesses, Councils and colleagues to join us in a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money for mental health -- and of course, who can grow the best MO."

The MyMO Challenge wraps up at Boston Pizza on Thursday, Nov. 30, where the best moustaches will be judged by a panel of moustache experts. Participants will receive moustache-portrait keepsakes and, more importantly, a cheque will be presented to the Community Mental Health Services Department at Northumberland Hills Hospital.

For more information on the MyMo Challenge, check out the website or Facebook page.

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