Join me on this month-long adventure that asks men in Central Minnesota to stop shaving and let their beards grow the entire month -- creating conversation and awareness among men about cancer. It's simple to get involved and make a local difference.

Step 1:  Stop shaving. Grow out a beard or a mustache. When people ask you why, tell them you are part of Novem-Beard movement, working to raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Then invite them to get involved!

Step 2:  Join the Novem-Beard Team on the St. Cloud Relay website HERE. This allows you access many wonderful fundraising tools. You can also ask your friends, family & coworkers to donate. Make a donation yourself. Or, plan a fundraiser. When you register for this team, you will get a list of exciting ways to put the FUN in FUNdraising.

Step 3:  Join us December 1st to show off your beard and enjoy an evening for the fellas out on the town. We will have a prohibition-era 'Novem-Beard' party from 7 to 10 pm on December 1st at Konrad’s in downtown St. Cloud, with music by Harbor Drive Hookup, beard care products by The Two Bits Man, a photo booth from Carnivale Revolver and entertainment by Cream City Tattoo. Don't forget, ladies are invited too!