LITTLE ROCK, AR- A lot of men are growing their beards all month long for No-Shave November.
The man responsible for giving the event structure and funding lives right here in Arkansas.
Sam Pierson, a prostate cancer survivor, saw how men were enjoying growing beards. He and his colleagues at Con Agra Foods in northwest Arkansas came up with an idea that seems to now be catching on around the country.
No-Shave November is now doing more than just raising awareness.
“All the guys have to pay 20 bucks. Vote with money, stuffing the boxes is more money and is great. And then we auction beards off. You tell me how you want me to shave my beard and I wear it like that to the office for one day,” said Pierson.
Men also buy what’s called the “Man-Card.” It has specific things the man is suppose to do in November. If a man by chance shaves his beard before Nov. 30, he loses his “Man-Card.”
All the money raised goes to the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation to help cancer survivors and screenings.
Other states are now doing No-Shave November programs based on Pierson’s idea.