When you think of November, voting and Turkey probably come to mind. But it  should also symbolize a time for us to let our hair down and grow it out for No Shave November.  

No Shave November started after a father in Chicago passed away from colon cancer. His eight children started this campaign in 2009 in honor of their father. Since then the tradition of growing out facial hair for the month became a popular way to raise money for cancer.  

The goal is to donate the money you normally would use to get a haircut or groom your hair or beard to a cancer charity such as the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For women, we obviously cannot grow a beard, but we can skip the haircut or salon visit and and donate those savings  to a cause for cancer research. So it’s not just about getting a little hairy - make it worthwhile and donate the money you’re saving to cancer research! 

There are many police stations in South Jersey that are joining in on No Shave November to raise money.  Both the Ocean City and Lower Township Police Departments will be participating to raise money for a local family. The AtantiCare Foundation is also encouraging everyone to participate, donate and then attend their wrap-up event.

For more information visit the No Shave November website.