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November No-Shave Experience to support cancer prevention, Student Food Pantry

No Shave November poster

Central Michigan University's Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center are partaking in November's No-Shave Experience this year as a way to raise awareness for cancer prevention. 

For those interested in participating can sign up by filling out an online form on Engage Central. Students who participate will compete against each other for the best facial hair.

The top three contestants win a gift card to a restaurant of their choice. First place will receive a $50 gift card, second will receive a $30 gift card and third will receive a $20 gift card. 

Students earn points in two ways. Half of the points come from how many non-perishable goods the participant can raise for the Student Food Pantry. Donation boxes are located in the Student Activities and Involvement (SAI) office and the Greek Center space. When they donate, individuals should say who they are voting for.

The other half of the points are earned during the “Beard Off” event Nov. 25. At this event, individuals will vote for who they believe has the best beard as participants show off their facial hair. 

Throughout the month, weekly update pictures will be hung up in Bovee University Center.

Another event for "No-Shave November" will be a tentative "dine and donate" on Nov. 12 to raise funds for the No Shave November foundation.

Overall, the main goal of this event is to support not only those affected with cancer, but the Student Food Pantry as well. 

“I want to see people come together to raise awareness for cancer research, as well to show our support for the Student Food Pantry,” Vice President of Membership Development for IFC and West Bloomfield senior Jason Gelsey said.