No-Shave November participation

No-Shave November participation

For the month of November Micah Welintukonis will be participating in “No-Shave November” in an effort to “grow” awareness of key men’s health issues affecting veterans and first responders.

Nearly 50,000 cancer cases are reported in the Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry (VACCR) annually and 97% of those diagnosed were men.  Cancer is also an occupational illness affecting our first responders.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, men are 70 percent less likely to seek treatment than women. 

“Many people know of a relative, friend or veteran, who has been struck with cancer.  November is dedicated to raising awareness about this.  My goal for No-Shave November is to draw attention to men’s health issues such as cancer prevention.  I want to remind men of just how significant early detection can be in saving their lives.”

“I would strongly encourage all men to schedule regular doctor visits, and talk to their providers,” Micah said. “The more we recognize our risks and discuss them with our doctors, the better we can live.”  I hope other candidates, and elected officials will join me, in raising awareness.

Please join me at no-shave.org/team/CTCares and for more info about prevention and detection visit https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/cancerandmen/index.htm