No-shave November raises funds for men’s health

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Across America, No-Shave November is hairy legs, beards and facial hair all month with the purpose to raise funds and awareness for health research. At California Baptist University the goal is no different.

The CBU Financial Aid Office is raising funds for men’s health awareness by participating in No-Shave November for the seventh year in a row.

Joshua Morey, director of Financial Aid, started participating in No-Shave November at CBU in memory of his father who dealt with health issues.

For some, No-Shave November is used to raise awareness and support cancer research, specifically prostate cancer. The idea is that men will donate the money they typically spend on haircuts or razors for men’s health research.

 “Men like to appear tougher than they actually are, and because of that they are more vulnerable to a lot of health issues,” Morey said, “That is why a lot of men die young. We are here to live our purpose and women are more proactive when taking care of their health than men are.”

Ten men in the office are participating in the challenge. Andrew Musser, assistant director of Traditional Students, said the people participating picked five or six different facial hair styles.

These different facial hair styles come with different prices depending on how outlandish they are. The more outlandish the hairstyle, the higher the price.

The men participating get assigned a hairstyle, and people put money toward the hairstyle they want them to have.

At the end of the month, if the fundraising goal was met, the participant has to cut his hair in that certain style. Some styles include Mutton Chops, The Van Dyke and The Fu Manchu.

“People are going to pay to see you do something ridiculous,” Musser said.

The Financial Aid Office has already raised more than $500 through the challenge.

Next year, the Financial Aid Office hopes to challenge another office at CBU to see who can raise the most money for prostate cancer research.

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