‘No-Shave November’ Fundraiser Underway on PCC Campus

Several PCC faculty and staff members participating in 'No-Shave November' this month came out for a group 'before' photo on Nov. 2. They will meet again toward the end of the month for an 'after' photo. From left to right, they are: (Front) Latis Burnett and Steffen McGhee. (Middle) Brian Jones, Jasmin Spain and John Carrere. (Back) Kirk Grice, Jeremiah David and Michael Stephenson.

WINTERVILLE—If Pitt Community College students and employees appear incrementally hairier as the month progresses, they’d like for everyone to know it’s for a good cause. 

For the first time since 2019, Pitt’s Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) has organized a “No-Shave November” campaign to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge in Greenville. 

“The goal of ‘No-Shave November’ is to grow (cancer) awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free,” said PCC Assistant Vice President of Student Support Jasmin Spain. “We will be collecting the money that would typically be spent on shaving and grooming to support cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.” 

MMSI first organized “No-Shave November” in 2017 and donated $350 to Hope Lodge at its conclusion. The following year, the program donated $1,105, and, in 2019 – the most recent campaign at PCC – it contributed $400 to the facility, which provides free accommodations to hundreds of cancer patients undergoing treatment each year.