Shaker Road BROvember
Welcome to the 11th edition of the Shaker Road Brovember campaign to raise money and awareness to end prostate cancer in our lifetime. The men of Shaker Road are willing to risk relentless itching and scratching - not to mention curious glances and the occasional soul-crushing comment - growing to GIVE. This means we give money to the fight, give attention to the issue and give a good example to the young men we have in our school about how to help our community.
Of course, everything in 2021 remains challenging and that will be the case for Shaker Road Brovember #11, too. As the guy who asked others to join the cause 11 years ago, I need to be the one who manages a no-shave month in combination with wearing a mask each day. We have great men here at Shaker Road and they will contribute to the effort, but I think we all can be a bit lenient with the whole scratchy-mask-on-the-unshaven-face bit. Will you still support us?
Without the masks, the scruffiness could not be ignored and thus, that look invited a conversation about why we stopped shaving. With the mask on all day, those questions will be harder to come by and the lessons will have to be taught in other ways.
Once again, Shaker Road is partnering with ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer and urge all readers of this page to browse their site to learn more about the disease, the work of ZERO and why we are so very proud to support them. Year after year more than 85 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to their programming.
Men of all ages need to be mindful of their good health. So many folks depend on you to be present and a big part of their life. When you consider how important your role is as a son, a father, a husband, an uncle, a cousin, a partner or a friend, the reluctance to give some blood and dignity to be tested seems silly. Just do it!
Do for others and know that it is the right thing to do! Thank you!!