10/28/2012 06:08 EDT | Updated 12/28/2012 05:12 EST

Brad Wall Movember Moustache: Saskatchewan Premier Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Will Grow Hair On Upper Lip For Charity


Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall will soon go mustachioed, as he has exceeded his Movember fundraising goal for prostate cancer research and men's mental health initiatives.

Wall received more than $3,200 in donation pledges as of 2 p.m. CST Sunday, days before his deadline of Nov. 1.

Now that his pledges have reached the target amount, Wall will have to follow through on his promise to grow and maintain a moustache for the month of November.

"If I raise $3,000 before November 1, I will grow the mo," Wall wrote on his donation page.

The Movember campaign's goals are to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and mental health, according to the Movember Canada website.

The Saskatchewan Party premier said he has been keen to participate in past Movembers, but his advisers had told him a moustache would not be a good look.

"The staff just thought that would be terrible," Wall said on Friday.

"They'd seen pictures of me in a moustache from back in the day and they were pretty convinced this was not a good idea."

As for this year, "I hope you will help me ignore their advice and cruel comments," he wrote on his donation page.

In addition to seeking pledges, Wall is also encouraging men, especially those over the age of 40, to undergo prostate testing.

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