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YouSpeak: What Is No-Shave November?

Growing facial hair for a good cause

| From BU Today | Video by Joe Chan and Erik Duda

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In the video above, students are asked for their definition of Movember (hint: participants in the endeavor are known as Mo Bros).

Something strange is happening: the leaves are gone, but facial hair seems to be thriving, or in some cases, struggling to thrive. The annual ritual of no-shave November, also known as Movember, is as plain as the hair on many a man’s face. What does it mean? The answer is a bit more serious than the strange shapes and sizes of beards and mustaches seen on the sidewalks of Comm Ave. And it’s way more useful. Movember—a combination of the words “moustache” and “November”—is a monthlong display of facial hair, and it’s intended to raise awareness of (and money for) prostate and testicular cancer research.

The grand finale, just after Thanksgiving, typically involves a celebration, and a grand display of what the deliberate avoidance of a razor can do.

“YouSpeak” asks, “What is no-shave November?”

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