SAN ANTONIO – No Shave November is finishing on a high note for the men the KSAT newsroom. This year, a total of 15 guys put the razor away for a month to grow out their facial hair to help raise funds for cancer research, treatment, and prevention.
The team’s original goal was to raise $10,000 to help in those efforts. However, the guys have surpassed that number and have raised over $20,000, as of Tuesday morning.
The leaderboard lists Team KSAT as No. 2 in the country for their fundraising efforts. Mike Osterhage Justin Horne, and Mark Austin rank in the top 10 in the country as well.
The money raised through out the month will help ten cancer foundations.
“It’s all thanks to all of you out there that have donated. We’ve gotten a couple of bucks, 500, a thousand dollar donations,” said Osterhage.
The big shave off took place at Henley’s Gentlemen’s Groomers, Tuesday morning. Nighbeat anchor, Steve Spriester said cancer has impacted his life in a personal way.
“The shirt I’m wearing right now was the shirt that my family put together for my uncle who eventually died from colon cancer,” he said.
Although the scruff may be gone, the message still remains the same.
“If we do nothing else but raise awareness, I think that’s a task well-accomplished,” Spriester said.