Hello Beautiful People,

I am Kyuriyus Kay and I’ve got few things on mind. Over the next few weeks I’d like to share some of those things with you if you don’t mind giving me some of your time.

For those of you who read/followed my blog a long time ago, welcome back.

For those of you who are visiting for the first time, hello again, and welcome to my little  corner.

So I’ll just jump right in.

I used to be a chubby clean shaven guy in a suit. Well almost clean shaven, with just a hint of a goatee. I lost the suit chasing dreams from long ago. But that’s not what today’s post is about.

Today’s post is about a movement for a good cause.

Sometime in 2009, members of the Chicagoland Hill family started an awareness campaign after losing their father to colon cancer in 2007. The whole idea was to raise funding for cancer research and create more awareness about cancer than there already was.

The No-Shave November campaign (as it is now called) had  already around been but these guys took it to another level. This particular campaign encourages men and women to refrain from shaving heads, faces and legs throughout the month of November and donating what would have been spent on grooming towards cancer research. It also encourages folks to spread the word, something you say somewhere could change someone’s life.

One thing about cancer is that early detection can make all the difference. You can see some research on that here and here.

My aim in all this is to do my bit towards cancer awareness, throwing some light on the work these good people are doing, and celebrating and honouring those we have lost to cancer.

Over the next couple of days I’m going to be talking about some of the people in my own life who have passed away after battling with cancer. Please stop by. Let’s remember these brave souls, and support those who still fight the good fight. Have you lost anyone to cancer. Please take some time out to remember them.

I should mention here that No-Shave November are not alone in flying this flag. I also found a group called Movember, which focuses on cancers in men, but has pretty much the same objective.

Do you know any other groups that have been doing similar work around cancer awareness? Drop a comment below, tell us about the work they’re doing.

Finally, I will leave you with a picture of my own attempt at a shave-less November  as I get ready to lose it all again. Did you grow your beard out this November as well? Or leave your legs unattended? Let’s see those beards and staches people.