"No Shave November" To Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
It all began as a light-hearted wager among co-workers at Warner Music Nashville. Geroge Meeker, Lou Ramirez and Tyler Wall of the radio promotion team decided to see who could last the longest in a "No Shave November" competition. This year, the stakes are higher as Warner Music Nashville challenges Music Row and Country Radio to join the "No Shave November" competition and raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The cost to enter the challenge is $30. For information and to sign-up, please visit www.countrycares.org. On Oct. 31, participants will start with a clean shave and post a photo of themselves with that day's newspaper on Facebook to officially enter the competition. On Nov. 30, participants will then gather for a "Beard Bash" at The Moose Music Row (www.moose4men.com) in Nashville, where prizes will be awarded to the finalists and a "No Shave November Champion" will be crowned by a panel of celebrity judges.
To help raise even more money for the kids of St. Jude and help participants "save face" with families and coworkers, the contest also includes The Meeker Clause, which allows participants and non-participants to pay $30 to allow a contestant to shave before the month is through.
The clause is named for Meeker, Warner Music Nashville's regional promotions manager, George Meeker, who entered last year's competition as a newlywed and was asked by his bride to shave during the friendly competition. A donation of $30 is required to invoke The Meeker Clause or to cancel or "trump" a Meeker Clause request to shave.
"No Shave November" Rules and Regulations:
All participants will completely shave their face on Oct. 31 and post a photo with an Oct. 31 newspaper (to confirm the date) on Facebook.
Participants cannot shave for the entire month of November (Clean-up shaving will be allowed around the neck and the upper part of the cheeks.)
For a $30 donation to St. Jude, a third party can pay for a participant to shave before the end of the month, or trump that request to shave. Participants also can pay $30 to shave before the end of the competition. On Nov. 30, participants are asked to take a picture showing off their final facial hair with that day's newspaper (to confirm the date).
The "Beard Bash" will be thrown on Nov. 30 to commemorate the end of the competition.
All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
For more information and to register for "No Shave November", visit www.countrycares.org.
To post your "No Shave November" photo, click here.