When the Covid-19 crisis started, I pretty much just stopped shaving. I couldn't go anywhere anyway, so why bother.

I started to look like a mountain man after just a few short months. Then I decided not only was a time to take off the excess beard, but the goatee as well. It was the first time I was clean-shaven and probably 15 years. And even back then, the goatee or beard only came off for a couple of weeks.

After I shaved it off, Chris asked me if I was ever going to grow it back, I told her maybe I would grow a back during No Shave November. So here we are in November, and I haven't shaved since Halloween.

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No Shave November encourages men to go without shaving to help raise we awareness of, and to spark conversations about cancer. Then, after a month of not shaving, they encourage you to donate the money you saved on razors, shaving cream, and grooming to help those fighting cancer.

As a cancer survivor  myself, I was diagnosed with and treated for bladder cancer in 2008 and again in 2009, I like to help in any way I can. And even though my treatment was an outpatient surgery both times, and I never had to go through radiation or chemotherapy, my wife Chris went through chemo as she battled Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. So again, any chance I get to help nonprofit organizations that helps those going through the fight, I try and do whatever I can.

According to No Shave November's website, the programs this year that will be benefiting from the money raised during month log event, include The Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. I've always been a big fan and supporter of St. Jude's. They do amazing work helping children and their families that are battling cancer.

If you want to take part in No Shave November, or donate to the cause, or just
get more information on the event, click here.

[via: No Shave]