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Upper School Students Participate in No-Shave November (Movember)
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Students in grade 9-12 are encouraged to participate in Men's Health Awareness Month's Movember! Join Mr. Lanum in starting your No-Shave November in honor of Men's Health Month.

At the end of the month, Mr. Lanum will award prizes for boys' best facial hair and girls' hairiest calf! Get growing!

Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn't have to be that way: men can take action to live healthier, happier, and longer lives. It is important for young men to know the facts on men's health and to know that doing something about it isn't less manly. Some quick facts:

  • One in two men are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
    • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men.
    • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in boys and men ages 15-35.
  • The third most common reason men don't seek mental health help is they think they can handle the problem on their own.
    • Seventy-five percent of suicides are men.
  • Being more active, especially as you get older, improves both your mental and physical health.

Know your family history, know what feels normal, know the warning signs, and when something doesn't feel normal see a doctor.