CFO Celebrates “Noshember” to Raise Money for Prostate Cancer Research
If you see some scruffy faces on the doctors and male staff at Center for Orthopaedics in November, it’s all for a good cause: Noshember. The guys are joining forces through facial hair growth in support of prostate cancer awareness and research for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.
It’s a movement that started several years ago and has grown stronger each year, with Noshember and Movember (Moustache November) efforts sprouting up across the country.
As a fundraiser, the concept is simple. Participants do their last shave on October 31 and don’t shave again until the end of the day on November 30. The questions and comments they get about their unusal facial hair throughout the month give them the opportunity to increase awareness of their cause and to raise money for prostate cancer research. Each CFO participant is soliciting sponsors and contributors in support of their efforts, and the medical group will match the contributions collected during the month. Contributions can be made at any their office locations: Lake Charles, Sulphur or DeRidder. And in the spirit of competition, a Hairy Hero will be named at the end of the month to recognize which staff member sports the best facial hair. Follow the group’s progress on their FaceBook page.