KWCH 12 reporters participate in No-Shave November

Published: Nov. 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM CST
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and Eyewitness News staffers are working hard to get things growing.

When you wake up in the morning or tune-in in the evening, you may find a male anchor or reporter with a little scruff or a full-grown beard -- on-air.

Luckily, it's all for a good cause -- to raise cancer awareness. The goal is to embrace hair which many cancer patients lose during their battle with the illness.

Those who choose to participate in No-Shave November are asked to donate the money they would typically spend shaving or grooming their facial hair to educate about cancer prevention.

Our own Alex Flippin shared a personal connection to the movement.

"My dad knows nothing about the medical history of half his family, but my dad is smart. He's very smart. In fact he's an oncologist. A cancer doctor. Which, as it ends up, doesn't make you immune to the disease," said Alex in a post on his Facebook page. "Being smart helped though. Since he doesn't know his family history, he gets checked for all kinds of things that could become an issue. He insists I do the same. One of his precautionary screenings caught his prostate cancer early enough that he's here today. I just got off the phone with him. You might not realize how wonderful it is to say that until you contemplate the possibility that you can't."

You can read Alex's entire post


We want to see photos of your beards (or the beards you love)!

to send them our way and we'll add them to our gallery below.

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