Local physicians, health care workers and businessmen who gave up shaving the entire month of November to raise awareness about prostate cancer recently lost their facial hair in a ceremonial Movember shave-off.
The men took part in Movember, an international campaign in which men who are ordinarily clean shaven grow their mustaches to raise awareness about men’s health. The facial hair serves as a conversation starter, a fun way to initiate discussions about a very serious subject. The Mahoning Valley Movember campaign focuses on prostate cancer and the need for men 40 years old and older to have both a digital rectal exam and PSA blood draw every year.
It is sponsored by Man Up Mahoning Valley, which is supported through the HMHP Foundation, Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers and NEO Urology Associates Inc.