FatWallet is putting together a No Shave November team to help raise funds and awareness for cancer prevention, research and education. Originally founded to specifically highlight cancer in men, No Shave November is a month-long campaign during which participants stop shaving and grooming in an effort to start conversations about cancer and raise funds for cancer awareness — regardless of the gender affected.
Beard-Off for a Cause
Instead of talking about what we would do to contribute to this cause, we decided to take action. FatWallet employees will be encouraged to sign up for the team and make donations to the No Shave November organization. We’ll have special No Shave November events planned in the office throughout the month, so watch our social channels for photographic evidence of our shenanigans.
We will check in with participants that have signed up every Friday in November. Employees and fans will be encouraged to vote for the best beard by donating all month long and voting in our poll. The three participants who raise the least amount of money and votes will get a pie to the face. At the end of the month, we will post a gallery, and have our fans vote for the best overall beard, longest beard, thickest beard, most original beard (which could be styled) and best effort. Ladies, feel free to make our own unique beard and enter the contest. The winners will be awarded a trophy, and there will be a vote on three contestants to get a pie in the face. So make sure to vote!
A Personal Cause for FatWallet Employees
We wanted to participate in No Shave November because we all know someone who is no longer here to participate themselves. The goal of No Shave November is to raise cancer awareness by embracing our hair, which cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. We encourage you to donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to help raise funds for education on cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle. No one fights alone.
No Shave November is proud to be working with the following organization to achieve their mission. From Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, No Shave November will donate no less than 80 percent of donations equally to participating charities: American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
With wishes for healthy new year,
-The FatWallet Social Team