Many of you have probably heard of "Movember". If not, it's an event meant to raise awareness of men's health issues. You can find info here: https://us.movember.com/
There is also an event called "No shave November, similar idea but focused more on cancer awareness. Info for this here: https://no-shave.org/#fundedprograms
I haven't signed up to participate in either of these events. There was some talk about me looking a bit too much like a 70's porn star with just a mustache, and honestly I wasn't sure I could take the itching for a month to go without shaving at all. That doesn't mean I'm not trying. I put away my razor at the end of October and will see how things turn out in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned for pictures. Because I didn't sign up for any of the organized events I can kind of blaze my own path here. I would love for people to take a few minutes and do something for the folks in your lives that are struggling with health issues, or have lost a loved one unexpectedly. If you feel like you have a couple extra bucks, donate it to a good cause. If you can't afford it, call a friend or family member that shares a connection to the person you are thinking of and just say hi. Sometimes a quick call is more important than you might imagine. If you need an idea, or want to help support my newly adopted cause, try this: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1440060
I know that growing a beard is really no big deal, I live in Alaska so its really more of a surprise that it has taken me this long to try it. The big deal is that many of us need some sort of excuse to donate to a good cause, or show support of our friends and family that are struggling, its just a reality of our way too busy lives. Make this your excuse, do something good, and have a good laugh at the end of the month when pictures will reveal that I still can't grow a decent beard even at this stage in my life.
Lastly, if this does inspire you to do something, let me know. The interface on this blog sucks so unless you already know how to post here don't bother frustrating yourself, just let me know on the cross post on Facebook or send me a message or email.