Our dress code usually requires our team members to be clean shaven or beards to be kept neat and tidy. But when November rolls around, all bets are off! For the eighth consecutive year, Lucas Oil Center is participating in No-Shave November. This yearly event lets our crew grow out their facial hair for 30 days and is meant to raise awareness for men’s health and several forms of cancer. While our guys get to show off their furry face warmers (once their baby faces go away), it also encourages people to donate what they would otherwise spend on hair grooming to causes associated with cancer.
At the beginning of the month, team members who had facial hair were asked to sacrifice their beloved beards, mustaches, and goatees for the sake of a good cause. To perform the ceremonial shaving, DeShay Johnson from Diverse Salon came in and gave our crew a clean cut to start the month. Even the ladies got in on the action by getting their eye brows trimmed and shaped.
Bill Floyd, owner of Lucas Oil Center, also took part in getting his facial hair trimmed as part of the festivities.
“I’m at an age where I have had to go through cancer screenings. I’ve had friends who could have benefited from early screenings. It’s great that we can do our part to bring awareness and have a good time doing it. By the end of November, my beard has me really looking like Santa Claus and ready for Christmas,” says Floyd.
No-Shave November goes until November 30. We will be providing updates throughout the month on how crazy some of the facial hair gets. You can follow us on our Facebook and Instagram for more pictures including before and after pictures of our team members from their initial trim.
For more information about No-Shave November you can check out the following organizations.
No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.Learn More About No-Shave
Movember fundraisers are a global community of fired up Mo Bros and Mo Sisters – aka rock stars making a difference in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.Learn More About Movember