Not shaving for a good cause


Helping others is always good. It lets people know that you care while also giving you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. However, not everyone has time in his or her busy schedules to run a 5K or spend a day at a food drive in order to show support.

Fortunately, for those busy men, the CUB is hosting a “No Shave November” competition to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Inspired by the competition between Warner Music Nashville, Music Row, and Country Radio, the CUB is hosting a contest of its own between SU students of the beard-growing variety.

Twenty-one men across campus will be letting their peach fuzz blossom into full lumberjack beards and competing to see who can grow the manliest facial hair and raise the most money.

The rules are simple: None of the participants is allowed to shave his face, with a few exceptions.
Mustaches, necks and upper cheeks can be trimmed and kept clean to each person’s preference, and every time a contestant gets a pledge of $30 or more, he may shave.

While it is too late to join the competition, you can help support each of the brave contestants and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by pledging to the man who sports your favorite beard.

Each pledge must be a minimum of $1 and checks should be made payable to Shippensburg University Student Services, Inc. or SUSSI. If you cannot find one of the men on campus, you can also email Darrell Claiborne at to make an official pledge.

The contest will end Nov. 30, when the CUB will declare a winner.

You can keep track of the competition on the CUB’s Facebook page ( where you can root for your favorite contestant.

All proceeds raised will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information about St. Jude, you can visit their website at

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