Surviving a close shave at the Thanksgiving Market
As the winter winds begin to cool down Chattanooga, the razors go away and the hair comes out to play. That’s right, No-Shave November is upon us, and our city is rallying around the national campaign of “growing” cancer research.
For those of us who have spent our lives thinking No-Shave November was just an excuse to stop shaving our legs, beards, whatever you shave—we don’t need details—we were wrong. No-Shave November is a nonprofit organization centered around finding a unique way to fund cancer prevention, research, and education.
The plan is that instead of spending money on shaving and grooming materials for the month, you donate them to the cause and do your part to fund cancer research. If I can help save lives while also saving myself ten minutes in the shower by skipping my legs, I’m in.
Chattanoogans have the opportunity to get involved beyond just donating on no-shave.org. After becoming involved themselves, Dr. Talon Maningas of Southern Surgical Arts and partners Dr. Carey Nease and Dr. Chad Deal took it a step further than just donating, forming an enterprise apart from the national campaign. Their hyper-local event gave way to No-Shave Nooga.
Here’s the fun part: the shave-off! Commencing this Sunday, Nov. 22 at the First Tennessee Pavilion at 10 a.m. is the No-Shave Nooga Shave-Off. Participants who have spent the month scruffing it up will be offered a clean shave or a haircut for $10. Proceeds from the event will be donated to local beneficiaries such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Austin Hatcher Foundation.
Sign up at noshavenooga.com and prepare for the community grooming session that’s sure to be a blast.