NoShavember: A Month of Cancer Awareness

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Baby-faced men will take to the streets in droves tomorrow, November 1, marking the beginning of No-Shave-November and Movember, a month of personalized dedication to men’s health and prostate cancer awareness.

According to the CDC, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men behind only a few certain types of skin cancer.

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Considering that prostate cancer affects one in six men, the push to raise awareness is worth a month of working toward the ZZ Top precedent.

There were six guys in my wedding party, that would be one of the group of my closest friends, and I can’t even begin to imagine what life would be like without one of them. With that realization, I have written this post and filled it with designs that I made last year while trying to raise prostate cancer awareness among the brothers of my fraternity.

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There are a ton of great organizations committed to the cause, but in the facial hair awareness campaigns, one stands out among the rest:

Movember

Movember not only raises awareness for prostate cancer, but being a real man in general. With rules based on perpetuating the modern gentleman, the organization is only for moustaches that are maintained, groomed, and basically awesome.

If you don’t feel inspired to participate now, then ask your mom, dad, grandparents, about who in your family has been affected by this terrifying illness.

Get your razors ready, splurge on some good shaving gear, and turn your November into a month of awareness.