Men resist the razor in November to support Oregon cancer patients
EUGENE, Ore. - It's that time of year where things start getting a little hairy. The Oregon Cancer Foundation is using the month of November to encourage men to grow their facial hair and raise money for cancer patients and their families.
It's called "Grow Your Mo" and this year there's a website to encourage a friendly beard-growing competition.
On GrowYourMo.org you can see photos of men who vowed to resist the razor for the entire month of November. For the next few weeks, you can watch their progress and vote for your favorite facial hair. Each vote costs $1 and all proceeds go to cancer patients in Oregon.
"Our primary program is direct financial assistance. That money goes to help patients with rent, utilities, taxi rides, transportation to get to and from chemo treatments, and stop gap expenses while they are going through treatments," said Amy Johnston, Oregon Cancer Foundation executive director.
There are currently 13 brave men in the community who are participating this year.
Four of KMTR's on-air talents will be growing out their beards throughout the month. You can vote for Anthony Kustura by clicking here.