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No Shave November: The reason some men are allowing their whiskers to grow

Posted at 4:08 PM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 16:56:19-05

Jose Stelle says it's been a long road after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. "Radiation lays you flat. makes you very, very tired. and of course depression comes in, it's normal."

He's now done with radiation treatments. 

Stelle was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. Before him, his father, brother and an uncle were diagnosed with some type of cancer. "I would say those that are a certain age should go and get checked."

In order to raise awareness about men battling cancer, men across the country are growing mustaches or beards in November. 

Attorney Paul Shalhoub and some friends are taking the cause to a different level locally with their No Shave Committee.

"I want to create this event where we have headliners who agree to participate in the No Shave November, grow their beards, grow their mustaches and goatees and actually tell people this is why I am doing it."

They'll shave on November 30th.
"There's just too little knowledge and focus on men's health cancer issues. There are millions of men out there who are cancer patients and cancer survivors. And unfortunately, the way it is, it's just they are overlooked too often," Shalhoub said.

Money raised will go towards helping in the day-to-day expenses of fighting cancer.

Stan Collemer, with theCancerAlliance is also participating. "We help pay for the non-medical bills such as the health insurance, rent, mortgage, car payments and car insurance."
It all helps in the fight that can be physical, emotional and financial.

Meanwhile, Stelle is hopeful about his health. "If radiation didn't quite do it, we will have to try something else but at the moment things are looking good."