Most women run for the nearest pair of tweezers or waxing salon at the sight of a single upper lip hair.
Sarah O'Neill is not most women.
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In efforts to raise awareness for Movember, the no-shave November campaign in which men grow mustaches to raise awareness for testicular and prostate cancer, the 29-year-old UK native is touting her ability to grow facial hair.
According to her YouTube video, O’Neill has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), resulting in the side effect of excess facial hair. While she usually has the hair removed, this year she’s getting to the root of another problem.
“I’m going to do it for Movember, raising awareness of male charities, and also raising awareness of polycystic ovaries,” O’Neill said. “It’s not something to be ashamed of, it’s just something that happens. I might as well raise money because it’s part of who I am.”
The video depicts O’Neill shaving her face for the first time, creating a “blank canvas” for an epic Movember beard.
So far, O'Neill has raised£487, approximately $779, with her campaign.
“I might grow a full beard," she told the Hull Daily Mail. "I don’t know what will happen, but it should be fun.”