BeardUp! for men’s health


BeardUp! Grow your best facial hair to raise awareness for men’s health issues and the UI Department of Urology Men’s Health program this November.

Here is how it works:

Grow your best beard, mustache, or combination of the two during November. Take a picture and send to by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.

If you already have facial hair, don’t worry—we won’t ask you to shave it off. Clean-shaven or fully bearded—start with what you have.

By submitting a photo, you are agreeing to allow us to use the photo to promote men’s health events in the future.

Trophies will be given in the following categories:

  • Best beard/mustache—style it up!
  • Best group—get a team and grow hairy!
  • Best effort—not everyone can do it well, so get recognized for peach fuzz!
  • Most original—get funky and see what you can do!

Judges will be members of the UI Department of Urology Men’s Health program. Winning photos will be posted on The Loop in early December.

If you’d like to support men’s health awareness, consider donating to a new fund at the UI Center for Advancement by visiting Funds will be used to develop men’s health programming here at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Donations are not required to participate in BeardUp!

To learn more about the Men’s Health program, visit