Every November, thousands of men around the world take part in an effort to put a spotlight on men's health issues.
It's called Movember.
Participants are asked to shave clean on November 1st, then spend the month growing out their mustache and / or beard to draw attention to the cause.
Why do they do it? Men die on average 6 years earlier than women, for largely preventable reasons. According to Movember:
Unchecked, prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15-39 years of age. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.
Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. We fund groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.
Movember's goal is to challenge the status quo, shake up men's health research and transform the way health services reach and support men.
Mo Kelly joined the fight last year and he's back again to help Movember's effort! You can help him by donating to his fight.
Last year Mo shaved it ALL off. We're talking hair and mustache and beard and he chronicled it for us!
Then he started growing it out...here's what last November, looked like.