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No-Shave November gets hairy for men's health

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RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) -

October was breast cancer awareness month, but November is getting a little hairier. This week is kicking off No-Shave November. 

For the next month, men are growing out their facial hair to show support for cancer patients who lose their own during treatment. During No-Shave November, men give their razors a vacation and let their facial hair run free. The cost of blades, shaving gels, and visits to the barber shop can add up quickly. So the campaign encourages donating the money that would be spent on one month of shaving supplies to the American Cancer Society instead. Men can save a little time in the morning, and funding toward cancer research will grow. 

Kelly Hensley, a barber at The Barber Shop in Rib Mountain, hopes that participants stay in tune with what the movement is really for. Hensley highlights that "guys usually just do it as a bro thing, like a friend thing, 'let's grow our beards out together.' But I think it's more important to focus on the donating aspect and the helping aspect because that's the original reason why people didn't shave in November."

The campaign is also bringing attention to other men's health issues, from depression to inactivity. 

The website for No-Shave November says the rules are simple: start with a clean slate on November 1st and then let it grow wild for the rest of the month. 

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