Growing a mullet to save lives
An Agassiz chiropractor is donning a mullet these days, and he's itching to be rid of it.
Dr. Darren Paul has dropped his modern, clean cut look for the summer and is growing out his hair in the shaggy style more suited to the 1980s.
As soon as he can raise $1,000, Paul will be cutting his hair and returning to his more professional look. The money will be forwarded to Prostate Cancer Cancer and the Prostate Awareness Foundation. They're calling it "Muly", similar to "Movember" when men grow their beards for the same cause.
But he won't stop there.
Paul is a successful mountaineer, having summitted peaks like Mt. Kilimanjaro (2003) and Mt. Cotopaxi (2009) in the past.
Now, he is planning a big climb in 2013 to an undecided peak, and is hoping to raise $5,000 before he gets there.
Through life experience, he's a firm believer in research and fundraising for a cure.
"My grandfather passed away several years ago with prostate cancer," his fundraising website says.
"I was young and it was the first time I had ever heard of it. Soon after I graduated from chiropractic college, my father was diagnosed with brain cancer and then a few years ago had to have one of his kidneys removed due to tumor growth."
"My wife's sister was recently diagnosed with Leukemia," he adds. "After two years of chemotherapy, she is now in remission. My father is still going strong and they are proof that the fight against cancer can be won."
Prostate cancer affects one in seven Canadian men.
To donate or to learn more, phone Darren or Tracey Paul at 604-796-3559 or visit their office in the Kent Fitness/ Activity Centre.