ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The viral "no shave" movement where men and women ditch their razors to raise money and raise cancer awareness has resulted in over $200,000 for Fight Colorectal Cancer, the country's leading colorectal cancer advocacy organization. No-Shave November has raised more than one million dollars total and will be splitting 80 percent of all profits between Fight Colorectal Cancer, American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
"We're incredibly humbled and grateful for No-Shave November's support - these funds will make a big impact in the work we do and the reach of our organization," said Anjee Davis, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. "These funds will support programs like our upcoming Call-on Congress, our colorectal cancer research currently underway and our One Million Strong awareness campaign launching in January 2016. No-Shave November has given our survivors and loved ones a way to share their stories, take a welcomed break from shaving and get involved in a very personal and meaningful cause."
The eight children of Matthew Hill formed No-Shave November, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, as a way to remember their father who passed away from colorectal cancer in November 2007. Hill is among the estimated 50,000 people who pass away from the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. Although one in 20 people will be diagnosed in their lifetimes, colorectal cancer is preventable with screening.
"We at No-Shave are thrilled to be working with and donating to Fight Colorectal Cancer," said Nick Hill, director of operations for No-Shave November. "It holds a personal meaning to us to bring awareness to the disease that took our father's life at the young age of 50. Our hope is that everyone who gets involved in some way or another, shares their story or benefits from hearing other stories shared. We can all work together to help prevent this disease and it starts with putting the razor down!"
To learn more about colorectal cancer, visit FightCRC.org. To see the No-Shave November success, visit No-Shave.org.
SOURCE Fight Colorectal Cancer