Local physicians, health care workers and businessmen who gave up shaving the entire month of November to raise awareness about prostate cancer recently lost their facial hair in a ceremonial Movember shave-off.
The men took part in Movember, an international campaign in which men who are ordinarily clean shaven grow their mustaches to raise awareness about men's health. The facial hair serves as a conversation starter, a fun way to initiate discussions about a very serious subject.
The Mahoning Valley Movember campaign focuses on prostate cancer and the need for men 40 years old and older to have both a digital rectal exam and PSA blood draw every year. It is sponsored by Man Up Mahoning Valley, which is supported through the HMHP Foundation, Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers and NEO Urology Associates Inc.
Before the shave-off, from left: David Maxwell of Bury Financial Group; Dr. Adam Earnheardt, chairman of the communications department at Youngstown State University; Atty. Patrick Wilson of Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell and a prostate cancer survivor; Jerrid Lujan of Humility of Mary Health Partners; Brian Laraway of Bury Financial; Dr. Mark Memo, a urologist and surgeon; Andrew Labedz of NEO Urology; Dr. Daniel Ricchiuti, a urologist and surgeon; and Jonathon Fauvie of HMHP Foundation show their facial hair grown during Movember, an international campaign focusing on prostate cancer.
Among those taking part in the shave off were prostate cancer survivor Patrick Wilson, an attorney with Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd.; Brian Laraway and David Maxwell of Bury Financial Group; Dr. Adam Earnheardt, chairman of the communications department at Youngstown State University; Jonathon Fauvie of the HMHP Foundation; Dr. Daniel Ricchiuti, Dr. Mark Memo and Andrew Labedz of NEO Urology; and Jerrid Lujan of Humility of Mary Health Partners. The shave off was held at NEO Urology's Boardman office.