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Elstree Cancer Centre encourages men to grow a moustache to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancers
An Elstree cancer centre is asking clean shaven men to put their razors down for a whole month.
The Elstree Cancer Centre, in Centennial Way, is backing the national Movember campaign to help raise cash for prostate and testicular cancer.
Patients, doctors and staff at the centre have already pledged to grow a moustache for a month, but are calling on others to join in on the unique fundraising feat.
The cancer centre will donate £10 for the first 50 men who sign up to take part in Movember via their campaign.
Dr Robert Alonzi, a consultant oncologist at the centre, said: “Women are ahead of men when it comes to speaking openly about cancer.
“Movember gives men the opportunity to override any embarrassment and become better educated about the symptoms and risk factors.
“I have never had a moustache before so do not know what to expect, but am pleased to be involved in a worthwhile campaign.”