Jo Co Commission, Buffalo Council Celebrate 'Movember'

John Gibbs gets his shave.
John Gibbs gets his shave.

Johnson County and City of Buffalo will be celebrating “Movember” this month to recognize men's health issues.

Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess read a proclamation at the city council meeting Tuesday.

A number of city and county dignitaries shaved their mustaches to regrow them during the month “to change the face of men's health in Johnson County,” including county commissioners Smokey Wildeman and John Gibbs and quite a few city staff members as well.

Men are encouraged to start the month clean-shaven and then grow their mustaches for 30 days, during which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.

Sponsored by Wyoming Cancer Resource Services and the Johnson County Community Resource Center, the month will officially kick off with an event Thursday night at the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo.

Individuals and teams can show up shaven or get shaved at the event, and there will be amazing giveaways during the kickoff.

According to their advertising fliers, this November the mustache will become the ribbon for men's health.

For more information on the awareness and fundraising event, contact Julia or Kate at the Johnson County Community Resource Center at 684-7933.

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