Supporting Men’s Health in No-Shave November

The month of November is well under way and many men will soon be sporting mustaches and beards in support of No-Shave November or Movember; campaigns created to promote awareness about men’s cancers and men’s health as well as raising funds for research and education.

While many fighting cancer will lose their hair, in the month of November, participants in No-Shave November can skip regular shaving and hair cuts, donating the money instead to cancer prevention education and research.  If going au naturel is not for you, contributions can still be made by pledging support to someone else who is skipping the razor and has started a fundraising effort.

Women who may not be ready to let their leg hair grow just yet can also support men’s health by sponsoring a participant or by doing some early holiday shopping.  Bite Beauty has teamed up with the Movember Foundation to create a Mauve(ember) shade of lipstick, to support the Foundation’s efforts. Thirteen dollars from each lipstick sold goes to the foundation to raise funds for men’s health.  Bite products are handmade in small batches in Toronto, Canada and are formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates.   For more foundation partners visit .

Family and friends can also join the Take the Move Challenge to get more physically active while raising money for men’s health and helping to break down barriers that have traditionally prevented men from seeking help.  The goal is to prevent men from dying too young as a result of prostate cancer, testicular cancer or suicide.  Rates of testicular cancer have doubled in the last 50 years and prostate cancer is expected to double over the next 15 years.   Nearly half a million men take their own lives each year but with better services for men, better advocacy and education, it is hoped that the number of men who die prematurely can be cut by a quarter by 2030.

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