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Decembeard: Things are getting hairy!

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We know that for many, December 1 the Christmas countdown begins. But did you know there is another kind of countdown? That’s right, this month is all about jumping on the beardwagon, because for the month of December, Bowel Cancer Australia is challenging you to grow a beard!

It’s actually not all about getting in the Christmas spirit, although channeling Santa’s epic facial hair is a great start. The point of this chin stubble challenge is to raise awareness and much needed funds for bowel cancer. Register now and start making a difference at Decembeard.com.au

If you’re facial hair-challenged (and let’s face it, the female homeowners at Lifestyle Communities may find this one a struggle…) you can still host a Decemb-hair fundraiser by growing, dying or trimming your hair, making or faking a beard, or encouraging your fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, partners or male friends to find out about bowel cancer and grow a beard for Decembeard!

During the early stages of bowel cancer, people may have no symptoms, which is why screening is so important, and why awareness is key. Other symptoms to be aware of include recent changes to bowel habits, bleeding and / or abdominal pain.

This is such an amazing cause and one we’re getting behind at Lifestyle Communities – any funds raised will be matched by the Lifestyle Communities Foundation. Decembeard’s goal is to imagine a future where no one dies of bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need.

We know that COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges for our homeowners. Even with lockdowns and restrictions, it is vital not to put off regular medical appointments. Whether it’s an annual check up or something that’s worrying you, ensure you keep on top of your health. Early detection is key for so many health issues!

There’s a common conception that men are reluctant to seek help or talk about their physical or mental health. That’s why, this month we’re putting the focus on blokes. It’s time to talk! Whether it’s growing a beard and raising money for Bowel Cancer Australia, or catching up for coffee with a mate, there is so much to be gained just by getting the conversation started.

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