Winners and partakers of No Shave November benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® celebrated their accomplishments on Monday (12/1) during the fourth annual Beard Bash at Nashville’s The Row Kitchen & Pub. This year, more than $145,000 was raised to help St. Jude continue to find cures and save children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In the past four years, No Shave November has raised over $500,000 to support St. Jude.
Many accolades were given including theLabel Fundrazors trophy, for the highest raising label, which was awarded to Big Machine Label Group’s Beard For My Horses team, who garnered more than $25,000. Team member, Alex Heddleearned the Scraggle Rock award for scraggliest beard, while Valory’s George Briner took home one of the night’s top honors – Beard of the Year. “Team Curb” managed to snag Look for the Label Union, for the largest label team. Although KRWQ/Medford, OR was not on hand, the station’s “TeamQ” won three awards including, Herd it on the Radio for largest radio team, Radio Fundrazors for highest raising team tallying over $15,000 for the cause and team member Jason Allen was named Most Valuable Beard.
No Shave November Chairman Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum was on hand, and took home The Beard Al Yankovich award for best song parody. The honor for Ofurall Fundrazor, given to the top earning individual, went toThompson Square member Keifer Thompson, who collected $15,775 this year for St. Jude. The ladies of No Shave November were well represented, asTeam Leg Hair Don’t Care members took away notable awards. The team’s co-team captain, Suzanne Durham, won the#NoShaveNovember trophy for being the most active on social media, while WUSN/Chicago, IL Maci Braun earned the ZZ Top Award – hairy legs that brought in the most money.
See the complete list of No Shave November fundraisers here.
About No Shave November:
Possibly the most ingenious charitable scheme ever devised, No Shave November helps some of the world’s sickest children by asking participants to do nothing. Literally. Knowing that shaving sucks time out of each day and money out of men’s wallets, a couple of guys at a Nashville record label came up with a plan: Stop shaving for a month, but put a positive twist on it by donating the money saved – at least $30 – to a worthy cause like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In just three years, the effort has spawned thousands of beards and, more importantly, thousands of dollars in donations to St. Jude.
About St. Jude:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visitingstjude.org or following St. Jude onfacebook.com/stjude andtwitter.com/stjude.