BY COLE MCNANNA // OCT. 28, 2016 //
There are plenty of good reasons to grow out your facial hair, most importantly to make you look like a stud. But this November, it also means you can also donate money to causes that affect men around the world…while looking like a stud.
In association with the Movember Foundation, I want to help change the face of Men’s Health.
I know I can’t get it done all on my own so I asked the man who has been shaping up my beard for the last year to help raise awareness for a cause during No Shave November.
Nic Alexander, of the Chop Shop in Milford, Massachusetts, and I connected with the Movember Foundation to help address “some of the biggest health issues faced by men: mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.”
These are all important topics that need attention.
Nic is raising awareness of the Suicide rate around the world in men who are ‘toughing it out’ by keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence.
I chose a topic closest to me; Prostate Cancer. For those of you who know me, you may know that my father had Prostate Cancer my freshman year but successfully had a surgery to remove it. For those of you who didn’t know, well, like Biggie said, “Now ya know…”
Together, Nic and I created team Metro-West Mythical Mustaches, and you can use the link to donate to either cause; or both! Every little bit helps, and no donation is too small.
The only way a donation can be too small is if you’re the only one talking about it. Share, invite friends, family or coworkers. Brag about your patchy facial hair and donate to help keep men from dying too young.
You can use the link to read more about our cause and donate right there, or you can come talk to me walking around campus showing off my mustache that will likely never be as glorious as my father’s. And be sure to keep your eyes out for my table at the Student Center in the coming weeks.
You can read more about the Movember Foundation right here and get started growing your facial hair. If you start to hate it, Nic can give you a trim at the Chop Shop, just off Route 495 in Milford. If Nic is booked, other barbers will be available to fix it up.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you to join the cause, my house is only ten minutes down the road, and as a special incentive, the top 3 donors will be invited to a traditional Italian meal, home-made by my beautiful mother.
Grow, Donate, Share, Talk, Donate some more, and keep men from dying too young. Together we can work to help some serious issues that men face.