Promote Awareness to Prevent
You probably have seen a lot of people with long mustaches and beards this November. It may be because they are taking up the No-Shave November challenge – letting one’s facial hair grow for the whole month. The main purpose of this campaign is to make people aware of men’s health issues including prostate cancer and the necessity for early diagnosis and treatment. Here are some of the best ways to raise funds and promote No-Shave November:
Forget the Salon and Donate
Almost everyone spends a considerable amount of money on grooming, shaving, waxing, trimming or threading at the salon. Skip it for 30 days and make your friends and colleagues do the same. Save and donate all your monthly hair-maintenance costs to cancer charities and try to change the lives of cancer patients.
Spread the Word
Your unshaved moustache or beard will give you a new stylish look. It will not only make you look more attractive, but is also an interesting conversation starter. Use this opportunity to discuss the seriousness of cancer with people around you.
Social media plays a vital role in promoting different causes. You can post inspiring stories of cancer survivors on your Facebook wall to introduce people to the risks and the ways to prevent cancer. They say a picture is worth a thousand words – update your cover photo with No-Shave November styling suggestions.
Banners and Posters
Hang banners and posters depicting faces with mustaches and beards in crowded locations like malls and consumable stores that are sure to get noticed and make a statement in a big way.
Volunteer in Charities
Charity organizations like the Movember Foundation run events with the aim to raise funds and extend the required support for research programs that enable men to live healthier and longer lives. Contact them and volunteer to raise funds for better treatment.
Regular Medical Check-ups
Research shows that being overweight increases the risk of getting cancer. Keep fit by doing regular exercise and going on a healthy diet. Age is the main factor for prostate cancer. It is a must for men over 50 to consult their physicians in order to prevent any complications.