"No Shave November" brings awareness to prostate cancer

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - "No Shave November" brings awareness to prostate cancer

JOPLIN, Mo.—Take the pledge to “be a man.”

Freeman Health System and The Brush and Blade, Joplin’s premier urban grooming parlor and old-school barber shop, is asking men to take the “No Shave November” pledge. This promise not to shave during November is intended to help raise awareness about prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. The campaign will give Joplin-area men the truth about prostate cancer, prevention, early detection, and provide them a chance to donate to a great cause.

Anyone willing to join the bearded bandwagon and “be a man” may sign up at facebook.com/thebrushandblade or in person at The Brush and Blade, located in the historic Gryphon Building at 1027 South Main Street, Suite 101, in Joplin.There is no cost to take the pledge.

Those who register and last the entire month of November without shaving will be honored December 1 during the “No Shave November” prostate cancer awareness party. All participants will receive a complimentary hot-towel treatment and straight-razor shave. Refreshments and hors d’ouvres will be served and door prizes will be awarded.

In addition, donations will be accepted to Freeman Cancer Institute to increase prostate cancer awareness or directly benefit a prostate cancer patient in the area.

During the month of November, visit The Brush and Blade’s Facebook page for important facts about prostate cancer, prevention, and early detection.

The Brush and Blade caters to both men and women with an emphasis on providing expert advice about men’s grooming products, trends, and tricks. The Brush and Blade also offers an impressive hair color bar, massage therapy rooms, and manicure stations, along with state-of-the art pedicure thrones for total relaxation. For additional information, visit thebrushandblade.com or find them on Facebook at facebook.com/thebrushandblade.

About Freeman Health System
Not-for-profit, community-owned, and locally governed, Freeman Health System is a 407-bed, three-hospital system. Based in Joplin, the fourth largest metropolitan area in Missouri, Freeman provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services to an area that includes more than 450,000 residents from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. For more information, visit freemanhealth.com or facebook.com/freemanhealthsystem. Follow Gary Duncan, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer, at twitter.com/freemanceo.

For more information about this news release, please contact:
The Brush and Blade
John Petticrew

Freeman Health System
Brooke Haneborg

Little Bird Marketing
Priscilla McKinney