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Checking in with Scott Hoynoski, an Air Force master sergeant stationed at Hanscom AFB, who is growing a moustache this month as part of the Movember campaign to raise money for and awareness about men's health issues.

A little while ago, we told you about local airman , a campaign in which men around the world grow moustaches to raise money and awareness about issues like prostate cancer.

Now, three weeks in, we present to you the changing face of men’s health. 

Patch checked back in with Hoynoski late last week and he provided this link to his Movember page, which shows his sprouting ‘stache.

A Master Sergeant and IMA administrator at Hanscom Air Foce Base, Hoynoski said he's participating in Movember to do his part to reverse what he believes is a trend of prostate cancer being overshadowed by the plentiful and well publicized breast cancer awareness events.  

Here are a few excerpts from Hoynoski’s interview with Patch from earlier this month, or to read the whole thing: 

Patch: In your own words, what is Movember all about?

SH: I think Movember is a small way for guys to make a bold (fashion) statement by going out of their comfort zone (growing a moustache) and supporting a disease that seems to not get the awareness that it rightfully deserves. People will take notice when guys they know that normally do not sport moustaches start growing them and want to know why they are doing it.

Patch: What kind of reaction did you get from our wife, kids, family and colleagues when you told them you were growing a moustache this month?

SH: My wife is not big on me having a moustache, but doesn’t mind if I ‘try’ to grow a beard. The kids are too small to let it affect them, but my son notices when I don’t shave … he calls my facial hair ‘scratchies.’

Patch: Who wore your favorite moustache of all time, and why?

SH: There are a few people: Sam Elliott, the actor; Paul Teutel, Sr. of Orange County Choppers, and Gary McCord from CBS Golf. They are all unique looks and just work for each of them. Could you imagine them without moustaches?

To participate in Movember, and join the Hoystaches or donate, check out:  http://mobro.co/chezhoy

For more information on prostate cancer, visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation at http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5699537/k.BEF4/Home.htm


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