Mustaches for Randy Swan

Mustaches for Randy Swan

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Longtime WDAM anchor Randy Swan is famous for two things, delivering the 6 p.m. news to the Pine Belt, and his mustache.

Swan recently after 45 years shaved off his staple stache for a cause that he claims is bigger than himself.

"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!"

Swan was diagnosed with colon cancer in May, and only has three more rounds of chemo left.

Swan's family has started a movement for the month of November called "Staches for Randy." The movement is to not only bring awareness to men's health, but to cheer Randy on for his last few rounds of chemo.

His daughter Ivey reached out to the public to ask for support of her father's fight with cancer.

"As most of you know my dad was diagnosed with cancer in May and has been going through chemo. Today he shaved his mustache after having one for 45 years in order to call attention to cancer and men's health. A friend of ours suggested we do "Staches for Randy" to cheer him on through his last 4 chemo treatments and call attention to a wonderful cause. We would like to ask everyone to share your mustache pics to the WDAM TV page to show support for cancer awareness. We are starting it off with this picture our family took Christmas 2012. Post your mustache pics and tag WDAM TV's facebook page! Please join us for Staches for Randy," said Ivey on a Facebook post.

Viewers from around the Pine Belt have already sent a flood of photos with their mustaches in support of the longtime anchorman.

To send your mustache photos, email all pictures to Dont forget to use the hashtag #stachesforRandy.

To donate to WDAM's team for No Shave November, click here.