I'm giving my razor the month off in November for a great cause.

A tough workout can put your body and mind to the test, but it doesn't hold a candle to the challenge we face in our fight against cancer. Thankfully, not all of us will get cancer, but we're all affected by this deadly disease, whether it has touched a family member, friend or acquaintance.

Heading into this year, the National Cancer Institute estimated that over 1.6 million new cancer cases would be diagnosed in 2014 and that 585,720 Americans would die of cancer in the same span – nearly 1,600 deaths per day. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in this country, trailing only heart disease.

These are some sobering facts, to say the least, but we don't have to sit back and watch it continue to unfold at such an alarming rate. We can fight cancer and help save lives and November is the best month to do it.

In case you hadn't noticed in years past, it's No-ShaveNovember, when men across the country retire their razors (albeit temporarily) and let their facial hair grow wild to raise cancer awareness. It's also Movember, a similar cause that encourages guys to grow moustaches (hence the...

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