Men gather for some fellowship and to talk health

November 30, 2020
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Shannon D. Callahan, past master of New Yerusalem Lodge #158, gets a shave and lining during the "No Shave November" event held in Austin earlier this month.

A few dozen people stopped by “No Shave November,” which was held earlier this month at AJ Styles Beauty & Barber Salon, 6624 W. North Ave.

In partnership with, men were encouraged to stop by the Saturday before Thanksgiving for a haircut, fellowship and education.

The New Yerusalem Lodge #158 organized the event, where donations were accepted to to fight colorectal cancer as well as to St. Jude’s Research Hospital and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Anthony Jones, owner of AJ Styles Beauty & Barber Salon, speaks to members of New Yerusalem Lodge #158 during the “No Shave November” event.

One of the organizers, Markell L. Mooney, got the idea for the event when he realized it was time for him to get a prostate exam. Many of the members at the lodge are in their mid 30s to late 50s, around the age men are suggested to get a rectal exam.

Mooney thought it was the perfect opportunity to talk about health and wellness as a community.

Michael Lewis Of New Yerusalem Lodge #158 gets a haircut from Brandon “Pharaoh” Brown.
 Anthony White, junior warden of New Yerusalem #158, gets a razor shave from cosmetologist Karlla Guirola.

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