Archive for October, 2011

Rugby star to lose beard for charity

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Rugby star Adam Kleeberger, of White Rock, BC, has one of the world’s most famous beards. The national captain’s wild beard gained him infamy during the Rugby World Cup – looking like a cross between a lumberjack and a wildebeest, the player’s bizarre appearance was only matched by his performance against Tonga, winning him a Man of the Match award.

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That’s set to change, though: Kleeberger will be given a clean shave by none other than famed Canadian TV presenter Rick Mercer. On October 17, Mercer is set to remove Kleeberger’s beard on his show, the Rick Mercer Report, to raise awareness of “Movember,” a campaign in which men grow moustaches in the month of November to raise money and awareness about prostate cancer. You can learn more and donate at Kleeberger’s “Movember” page: http://ca.movember.com/mospace/605978/