It is here, again. November, Movember.
For a lot of people (mostly men) it became a rule to shave their cheeks for the last time in the end of August. They let their beard grow, sharing its pictures on the web, competing who has the most dense one and have a lot of fun overall. Only except the shaving creme manufacturers, who will possibly undergo a little crisis on the following month. Not saying, that some of these creations of nature on these teenage faces aren’t funny. The point of this whole movement is somewhere else.
It is about raising awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. More precisely, scientists haven’t discovered neither the main cause nor the cure, yet. The whole action went global, but the question is, whether the information get to the right places. Testicular canter is most common among younger people, under 35 years. But the risk of prostatic cancer is about 1 to 100 000 when you’re under the age of 45 and when you’re older than 80, it is 735x more. Does your grandpa use Facebook?
The perfect solution would be, if every new-grown ‘woodsman’ advise his dad and grandpa going to a regular examination. Specially, if the disease occured among his ancestors. Then the whole action would be really beneficial.
The research is in progress and where the research is, the money is always needed. Take the captain Jean-Luc Picard as an example. Watch his reaction to the recent Ice Bucket Challenge campaign, during which half of the planet splashed their heads with a bucket of water to raise awareness of ALS.
We don’t want to moralize anybody or discourage you from participating in Movember. It is fun, connected with a serious thing and as such, it has a power to move some minds. But it is good to know, what we fighting for, before we follow others actions without thinking.
Grow a beard like Santa and throw in a little money. For example HERE, like we did.