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Growing Hair for a Cause

by Kalyani Thivakaran on December 1, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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 Growing Hair for a Cause

A new campaign known among the youth as "No Shave November" had gradually become viral after it was started last month. It involves a person giving up shaving or removing hair from their body for the whole of the month. The main objective of this campaign is to create awareness among people about men's health, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health programs.

In recent years, the month of November has been associated with charities that use facial hair to raise awareness for men's health. "Movember", as it is called among the people, started in Australia in 2003 and has grown into a global event. No shave November started in 2009 and encourages participants to grow hair and donate the money participants would normally spend on grooming for the month to any cancer charity.

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There were many who joined this campaign, including women, who did not mind giving up shaving for a month.

To recognize their efforts, the Muse Art Gallery in Hyderabad, is holding an exhibition where pictures of these people have been on display along with the placard representing their campaign. "The goal of 'No-Shave November' is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. One can donate the money we usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle," Kaali Sudheer who is the curator at the Muse Art Gallery says while mentioning the significance of growing hair to raise awareness on campaign. "The awareness people have is not enough to make the country cancer free. Though people in urban areas have some idea about it, the people in rural areas are mostly not aware of.
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Even the people in urban areas live in a state of denial. They need to be informed that the cancer can be cured. One just has to go to hospital for check-up when they feel abnormal," he says. The exhibition is an on going event and will go on till December 5.



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