A Movember to remember
Derek Archer is the captain of the Magnum, P.I. likeness club, North Vancouver chapter.
It’s Movember, formally known as November, and Archer — owner of the Lynn Valley and Lonsdale Browns Social House restaurants — is again sporting an itchy lip sweater to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer.
His handlebar moustache has caused an epidemic of upper lip hair amongst Browns’ male employees, all grown for a good cause.
“A moustache doesn’t exist that often for a reason,” said Archer, who has half-seriously contemplated issuing facial hair nets. “They are just dirty.”
Last year, the Lonsdale location raised $7,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada. This Movember, Archer hopes to bring in $10,000 between the two restaurants.
Browns has partnered with Granville Island Brewing for a tasty Movember promotion, with the proceeds from the sale of each Lions Winter Ale going to Movember Canada.
“Well, I think that there are so many different runs and walks for breast cancer and different female cancers; men are bad at talking about these things,” said Archer, of why Movember is an innovative campaign.
He has learned the uglier the moustaches, the more money raised.
“Every dollar makes a difference so thanks in advance for supporting us Magnum P.I.s in our quest to help raise awareness and funds for men’s health,” said Archer.
To support Archer during the Movember campaign visit www.mobro.co/derekarcherpi.