Published On: Wed, Nov 4th, 2015

Annual No-Shave November kicks off to benefit cancer organizations

Thousands of men across the country are ditching the razors and growing their beards for No-Shave November, a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, research and education.

An old man with beard by Rembrandt /Public domain

An old man with beard by Rembrandt /Public domain

During the month of November, men are encouraged to grow their beards out and donate the money they would typically spend on shaving and grooming to the cause. They can also solicit donations from family, friends and co-workers who want to see them with long beards or mustaches. The TODAY show stars—Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Carson Daly and Willie Giest—have already started their friendly competition, and will be joined by regular guys all across the country who are getting hairy to raise money and awareness.

Proceeds from the campaign will benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“No-Shave November is an innovative campaign developed by eight children to honor their dad, who died of cancer. It’s designed to get people talking about the importance of healthy behaviors and family medical histories while funding cancer research,” said Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “The Prevent Cancer Foundation is honored to be a partner and beneficiary of this wonderful event. We encourage men—and women—to drop the razors and let it grow!”

You can sign up to be a part of No-Shave November at www.no-shave.org. Share photos of your progress on social media with the hashtags #NoShaveNovember, #LetItGrow and #PreventCancer.

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