Oktoberfest 2011 raising money with my Unshaven Mavens

What a day…cold, rainy, ugly, and awesome:)

Just spent the day at Beau’s Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill raising over $3000 for Rethink Breast Cancer with my good friends Malorie Bertrand and Maureen Dickson, my Unshaven Mavens.

Unshaven Mavens is the brain child of Malorie Bertrand and Amie Beausoleil. Inspired by Movember and Mustaches for Kids, Unshaven Mavens’ light-hearted approach to breast cancer awareness hopes to create a lasting and memorable legacy that its participants and sponsors can be proud of.

Unshaven Mavens will grow their underarm hair for the entire month of October, all the while raising funds for Rethink Breast Cancer, a Canadian breast cancer charity that brings bold, relevant awareness to the under-40 crowd. Unshaven Mavens will zero in on the armpit because early breast cancer symptoms can be detected in the underarm area, not just the breast.

Over twenty ladies signed up to be fundraiser (today was the Clean Shave Day) but our real fundraising started when we brought the electric razors out. Beau’s Brewery (my fave beer – organic & local) even gave us a $500 prize for anyone who donated more than $40.  The kicker was also that if you donated $40 or more, you could get your head shaved on stage:)


Oktoberfest 2011

At $500, Phil, one of the Beau’s brothers agreed to shave his head. At $1000 raised, Steve, his brother agreed to shave his head (and both mind you had some pretty lovely locks!)

Well, that turned into more guys getting on the stage to shave their heads, beards, mustaches, and even chests….Shout out to Mark Kelly – the Irish who gave $500 to shave his head & chest and get the emcee to get on the chair and have his head shaved too.

Watch the fun on the video below. This is Steve Beauchesne, co-founder of Beau’s.


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