KSAT men grow facial hair for good cause in November

Some KSAT anchors, reporters, other staffers participate in No-Shave November

SAN ANTONIO – Those familiar clean-shaven KSAT faces have returned after a successful No Shave November. More than a dozen KSAT anchors and reporters participated in the effort this year raising nearly $2,000 for cancer research and treatment.

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KSAT 12′s male anchors and reporters stay clean-shaven, unless it’s the weekend or they’re on vacation, but you may be seeing some of them with a new look this month.

During November, some of us at KSAT put down our razors down and grew out our facial hair for cancer awareness. We joined forces with No-Shave November and Movember to raise funds to support cancer prevention, research and education.

What's the difference between No-Shave November and Movember?

  • No-Shave November is all beard. It's a web-based, nonprofit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. (All types of cancer and not just men)
  • Movember is mustache only. It focuses on the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

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Here are the explanations from some of the KSAT No-Shave participants about why they decided to join the cause:

Dillon Collier: I am participating in No-Shave November and using my platform as a television reporter to help educate people about cancer prevention. As a reporter who typically must be clean shaven, I think having a bright red beard on television will draw even more attention to prevention. I am participating to honor my late grandfather Horace, and my late grandmother Janice, both of whom died of cancer.

Steve Spriester: I hate cancer! It has damaged and ruined the lives of people I love. My uncle, who is a father figure to me, is battling colon cancer. Brain cancer took the man who brought me to San Antonio, Breast Cancer nearly took one of my co-anchors, Lung Cancer ravaged one of my wife’s favorite Aunts. This is about more than some facial hair. To me, this is a small gesture to show those I love that I care about why they’ve gone and are going through, and to show the millions of others and their loved ones battling cancer, that they are not alone. I ask you to donate and join me in a fight against something that may not have a cure, but can’t crush our hope.

Marcus Trujillo: Why am I participating?....My mother is a Breast Cancer Survivor and my Wife is a Thyroid Cancer Survivor. So I this is an opportunity to raise awareness for all forms of cancer and help raise money for research.

Watch: Why men at KSAT take part in No Shave November

If you want to support the cause and join our fundraising efforts, you can donate through this link: Team KSAT

Here is a list of KSAT anchors and reporters who participated in No-Shave November in 2019:

  • Mark Austin
  • Garrett Brnger
  • Deven Clarke
  • Dillon Collier
  • Tim Gerber
  • Justin Horne
  • RJ Marquez
  • Max Massey
  • Mike Osterhage
  • Larry Ramirez
  • David Sears
  • Nicholas Soliz
  • Steve Spriester
  • Marcus Trujillo

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