As we reach the halfway point of the month, I wanted to bring you up to speed on the progress of my facial hair growth during No Shave November.

Before I do that though, let's just remember why it is I'm doing this. The goal of No Shave November is to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. With early detection, these cancers can be very treatable. has all kinds of information about it, plus a gallery of photos from guys participating in No Shave November.

I've been trying to remember to take a quick selfie each day this month, but I've missed a few days. Below are just a few pics of my growth so far - I hope to have a more comprehensive, day-to-day gallery ready for the end of the month.

I will say that the growth has been a little bit slower than I had expected, but the 'ol beard seems to be back to the point that I would normally wear it. Now it's just a matter of how scraggly it will get by the end of the month.

Growth as of November 4th
November 7th
November 11th
November 14th