November 11, 2021
Here ye! Here ye! Calling all lovers of humans! Calling all haters of cancer! The “No Shave November” Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Young Lawyer Section is holding its annual “No Shave November” event to raise money for a charity – Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope – and we want your help!
CAHH is a local, non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to those in Palm Beach County who are suffering from terminal cancer and/or who are undergoing cancer treatment. Each Fall, the Committee sets up a group of men – “Headliners” – each of whom voluntarily agree to not shave their beards during the entire month of November and seek donations throughout the month to help financially support local men who are battling the dreaded “c”. None of the funds raised by the Headliners go to any overhead costs for the event or towards any other organizational costs. 100% of the money raised by the Headliners goes exactly where it needs to go – to support those men in our community who need it the most.
At the end of November, the fundraiser culminates in an amazing, one-of-a-kind, in-person event where each of the Headliners has their beard shaved off by the talented barbers of Barber’s Edge, LIVE in front of hundreds of attendees and the Committee reveals how much was raised by the Headliners for CAHH. The Headliner who raises the most in donations wins a hot shave with a straight-edge razor. At the last event, over $50,000 was raised for some unfortunate, but very deserving, individuals and winning Headliner Cameron Neth left with a remarkably clean shave. We hope to crush that amount this year – and can do so with your help!
Our esteemed Headliners this year include: Jack Scarola, Ryan Boylston, Paul Shalhoub, Sean Denyse, Neil Schiller, Stanton Collemer, Trent Swift, Dean Xenick, Bobby Gonz, David Zide, Stephen Grant, Jeff Johnson and Corey Brown. If you happen to see any of these gentlemen in the near future, please commend them on their fantastic facial hair and, more importantly, their valiant effort of stepping up to help others in need and growing awareness for men’s cancer issues.
This year’s in-person event will be at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott (4400 RCA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL) on November 30, starting at 5:30pm. In addition to the live shave-off, the event will also include a silent raffle for various items (raffle tickets are available for purchase; proceeds go to CAHH), while drink tickets can be purchased and hors-d’oeuvres will be provided to attendees. In the past, items such as Salvador Dali artwork, Miami Dolphins game tickets, rounds of golf at PGA National and gift certificates to spas have been raffled off.
Derrevere Stevens Black & Cozad is proudly serving as a food sponsor for the event this year and DSB&C’s very own David Miller serves on the “No Shave November” Committee. Event sponsorship opportunities are still available for purchase. Each sponsorship level comes with varying types of marketing/advertisement opportunities and various amounts of drink tickets and raffle tickets (the bigger the sponsorship level, the more marketing/advertisement opportunities and the more drink and raffle tickets). If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please reach out to David Miller at 561.684.3222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though David is not a headliner this year, he has voluntarily agreed to grow out his beard and get shaved at the event to raise more funds for CAHH. David has been growing a beard for several months now. It is to the point that most barely recognize him. At the event, the Committee will auction David off to the highest bidder, who will get to choose a style for the barbers to shave David’s beard, and David has agreed to wear that style all day on the day after the event. There is a caveat though – nothing offensive. Last time David was brave enough to do this, Sam Cohen could not pass up the opportunity to bid. Sam won the auction, David left the event with muttonchops and a Fu Manchu, and everyone who saw David the day after got to hear about the wonderful reason why he looked like…. well, here are the before and after photos:
Sponsorship aside, everyone is encouraged and welcome to support this cause, so come attend the event. Better yet, donate to one (or more) of the headliners and purchase raffle tickets – every cent you spend goes directly to keep a roof over someone’s head, food in their fridge and the lights on at home while they put up the good fight!