WDAM employee's reasons for participating in No Shave November

WDAM employee's reasons for participating in No Shave November

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - It's No Shave November and things are getting hairy at WDAM.

Most of the crew is taking part by growing out their facial hair, which is meant to bring awareness to men's health.

“God didn't put hair on your face just so you can scrape it off every day,” said Ethan Chancellor, marketing assistant for WDAM.

WDAM News Director Nick Ortego also joined in for the cause.

"We're doing No-Shave November because we just want to raise awareness for cancer, and we also saw this as a good opportunity to do that. We figure our viewing audience will definitely know something's going on when they tune in and see all those anchors and weather folks that they know and love and they're growing facial hair for the next month," said Oretgo. "We're hoping it doesn't get too out of hand."

One special participant shaved his mustache after nearly 45 years to get a fresh start.

Randy Swan, a recovering cancer patient, shaved his mustache and will reveal it on air Monday evening.

"I mean I've had a life changing experience the last couple months," Swan said."You know, with colon cancer, I've taken chemo therapy so you know, that's pretty bad, but ironically taking chemo isn't making me lose my hair. Yet, I'm about to shave my mustache, so I'm losing my mustache!"

The general public is also invited to participate and share their No-Shave November pictures to pics@wdam.com.