No Shave November…
Wrapping up the month I’d like to give thanks to all men out there who participated in No Shave November this year. For those of you who were not aware; all of those hairy men walking around were not sporting laziness; they were actually supporting prostate cancer foundations and bringing awareness to men’s health. This month, also known as Movember, means some men chose to sport only a moustache rather than the full beard. Either way, it is an incredible way to support such a great cause. More than anything it is encouraging to see men partaking in coming together and proactively supporting the research of something that could ultimately impact their life.
It is astonishing to know that one out of every six men is diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This year there were about 240,890 new cases. No Shave November donations have already been recorded at over 7.5 million dollars in November 2011. This is a huge impact for just one month of fundraising.
For years we have seen women come together to support Breast Cancer Research, and now you can’t go anywhere without seeing something pink in support of this illness. My hope is that people will catch on to what November stands for and soon we can make as much of an impact on men’s health as the Susan G. Coleman foundation does for women’s.
So, whether it’s a patchy beard, scruffy stubble, or a barely-there stache it is incredible to see men participating in this cause and not caring if they will be judged by others.
If you would like to make a donation to prostate cancer here is a link – http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5822013/k.C005/Donate.htm