As Movember has come and past, many of you might feel that you are required to shave your beard, but don’t ditch it just yet.
With a new month comes another reason to grow out your majestic beard and its called Decembeard. That right, you have another reason to let your manliness show with a face full of hair. This time, to raise awareness for bowel cancer.
What is Decembeard?
Similar to the movement the month prior, Decembeard encourages men to grow their beard out, this time throughout the month of December.
Starting off with a fresh shave, you are to let your beard grow wild during the month to help raise awareness for bowel cancer. Besides, winter is coming; the beard can help keep you warm those cold winter nights.
If you already have a beard grown out and don’t feel like starting off fresh, don’t worry you can still be involved. Keep your beard and check out some of the challenges for some possible chinsiration. This includes adding some very festive decorations or dying your manly beard, to show your holiday spirit.
Who’s leading the charge?
Beating Bowel Cancer is leading this movement, in hopes of raising awareness and funds for those who are affected by this cancer. Their mission is to get 5,000 men to help raise money. So save some money on razors this month, check out their fundraiser, and maybe donate some money to the cause.
Bowel cancer is the second leading cancer to cause the most deaths, with patients being diagnosed every 15 minutes. If caught early, over 90% of cases have been found to be successfully treated.
By raising awareness and knowing the symptoms – and opening up about a once-taboo subject, many lives can be saved.
With over 40,000 people diagnosed every year, the disease isn’t talked about as much as it should be.
Look, no man needs a reason to grow out their beard. It is the staple of manliness, and every man should feel it’s in their right to let it grow to their content.
But growing a beard out for a cause isn’t bad either. This holiday season beat the cold and help raise awareness by letting your beards grow wild. For more information on the movement and donate, check out the Bowel Cancer UK website here.