Let's Get Hairy

As we wrap up Halloween and roll into November full throttle, we are reminded to give thanks and consider how fortunate some of us are. With Thanksgiving and Black Friday approaching we have enough to worry about, why not relieve the stress of shaving?

AWB is challenging all its followers; yes, men and women, to participant in “No Shave November”. “NO Shave November” is a non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. The digital magazine, the Jambar, provided a little history on how No Shave November came to be:

 A few young men in Melbourne, Australia, coined the term in 1999. Then, in 2004, the Movember Foundation was founded; it’s a way for men to grow out their moustaches throughout November — and raise money for men’s health awareness at the same time.
For more information visit: www.thejambar.com/the-real-meaning-of-no-shave-november
 

Since then men all over the world have participated in this phenomenon and refrained from touching that razor to let their beards fly, unless your genetics say otherwise then rocking that peach-fuzz is okay too. To participate in this 30-day journey all you need is diligence and a fresh face. The money spent on razors or a trip to the salon could easily be saved and donated to a cancer charity, whether it be for prostate, testicular, or any other cancer of one’s choice, could make a difference in the month of November alone. No-Shave.org provides more information on how to get started, the concept of this hairy journey, and how to get more involved, so check out www.no-shave.org for more information and how you can participate or support someone participating in this year’s festivities.

 

- Sydnie Henderson

Colin Is in Good Company

This week’s spotlight is now sharing close quarters with some of the world’s most recognizable arts works, such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. Starting on October 1, 2017 Colin Kaepernick`s number 7 red San Francisco 49ners jersey is hanging in New York`s Museum of Modern Art in the "Items: Is Modern Fashion?" exhibition.

MoMA curator Paola Antonelli shares her reasoning behind this new addition, “Children around the world look up to sports heroes as role models; for them, the jersey embodies a dream or aspiration.” In 2016 Kaepernick took a stance on the racial injustice in America by sitting down during the national anthem.

Kaepernick used his platform for those who feel as if they don’t have a voice and has been sending shockwaves around the country, and the world. This jersey hanging in such a prestigious venue represents an appreciation of courage, empathy, and utter bravery.

I hope the symbolism of his jersey resonates to children, adults, and everything in between. Congratulations to Colin Kaepernick and let it be known that it is ok to have a voice, be brave and use it.

 

- Sydnie Henderson

Copy of Breast Cancer Awareness

Fall is here, Halloween is near, and pink is held dear to our hearts. As we enter Breast Cancer Awareness month let us commemorate the brave men and women affected by this illness. It`s always important to celebrate these people year-round but this month especially dedicated to them. This spotlight is for our survivors, fighters, and fallen ones. Your sheer strength and courage has not gone unnoticed. Let us take a moment of our days to appreciate these beautiful people!

Below is a link that will provide you with ways to check for symptoms, signs, and important facts on breast health. http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org 

 

- AWB