Several members of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s School community participated in the No-Shave November movement, growing out their facial hair throughout the month as a unique way to raise cancer awareness.
SSM relaxed its policy against facial hair for No-Shave November, a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.
The idea of the movement is to grow out your hair, something many cancer patients lose during their fight with the disease, to provoke discussion and raise awareness and money to battle the prevalent illness. Many students participated in the movement in honor of a friend or loved one, and to illustrate the point that everyone has been affected in some way by cancer. Students also raised $245 during the month through their participation.
“No-Shave November is important to me because many members of our Shattuck-St. Mary’s community have been impacted by some type of cancer, and I think it is safe to say everyone knows someone with cancer,” said Sam Shrout ’17. “For me, my grandfather had prostate cancer, colon cancer, and eventually passed away from undifferentiated thyroid cancer. So I was very glad when SSM agreed to allow No-Shave November to happen.”
For additional information or to donate to the cause, visit www.no-shave.org.