Shaker Road BROvember
Welcome to the 10th edition of the Shaker Road Brovember campaign to raise money and awareness about ending prostate cancer in our lifetime. That means the men of Shaker Road have been willing to risk relentless itching and scratching - not to mention curious glances and the occasional soul-crushing comment - growing to give...give money to the fight, give attention to the issue, give a good example to the young men we have in our school about how to help in the community.
Of course, everything in 2020 is different and that goes for Shaker Road Brovember #10, too. As the guy who asked the others to join the cause 10 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 fight, but I'll go it alone with the whole scratchy-mask-on-the-face bit. Will you still support us?
In the first 9 years, the scruffiness could not be ignored and thus, that look invited a conversation about why I stopped shaving. This year, 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 supporting ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer and urge all readers of this page to browse this site to learn more about the disease, the work of ZERO and why we are so very proud to support them.
Men of all ages need to be mindful of their good health. So many folks depend on you to be present and a part of their life. When you consider how important your role is as a son, a father, a husband, an uncle, a cousin or a friend, the reluctance to give some blood and dignity to be tested seems silly. Do for others and know that it is the right thing to do!