Today, I shaved my signature ginger beard to reveal fall's first rosy cheeks. For the next 30 days, my nascent moustache will start conversations about men's health that will surely save lives. We'll talk about Chris Geschke's week with testicular cancer and his unique fertility story. We'll talk about the friendship that Bubba Nicholson and Andy Leonetti forged by a flesh-eating bacteria. We'll talk about a family friend now recovering from a significant surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor. 

We'll talk about these friends because, when faced with something odd, they checked with their doctor, who quickly put into place an plan to save their lives. Men unfortunately and too often fail to make that call, so we include the women in our lives who so often pull us out of a jam. 

Our moustaches are our month-long ribbons to celebrate that, through these conversations, we can prevent the death of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, nephews, and partners from testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and suicide. Join Team I Hate Cancer this Movember!