Young is participating in No-Shave November to honor two of his friends who currently have cancer. This makes him very sad. That’s why he wants to raise cancer awareness.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Globally, about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.
Hawk’s state has TWICE as many predicted NEW CASES of cancer this year compared to Young’s state, but the predicted death number is exactly the same.
Lung cancer is violently on the rise.
Cancer statistics page (slightly interactive)
What is No-Shave November?
No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.
The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
Register Here: https://no-shave.org/
Hawk can’t participate in No-Shave November. Her chin hairs would be ugly. While she can skip shaving her legs or pits and wear pants and sweaters in the cold, none would be the wiser and she would show no support for cancer awareness.
7 Things (actually 10) no one tells you about No-Shave November (some of these are obvious – but clickbait is like that)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/noshavenov/
There is also Movember, where you only grow a moustache to raise awareness for testicular cancer, depression, and suicide. Movember.com
7 Rules about Growing a Mo for Movember – by Men’s Health
Even if you don’t participate in No-Shave November, you can donate to cancer research, support someone who is participating, or pass along information about cancer. 🙂