10/29/2012 07:15 EDT | Updated 12/29/2012 05:12 EST

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall urges PEI Premier Robert Ghiz to pay up

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is throwing down the gauntlet — or perhaps the razor — to Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz.

Wall jokes that Ghiz, who is a friend, should pay up and make a donation to his Movember effort.

Movember encourages clean-shaven men to grow a moustache in November to raise awareness for prostate cancer.

Wall said last week that he would go ahead if $3,000 was raised by Nov. 1. — even though his staff think he looks dumb with a moustache.

The premier was closing in on $4,000 by Monday afternoon.

Wall jokes that Ghiz could think of a donation as an "at least it's him and not us" kind of payment.