Brew Days, Shave the Date This Month at The Arlington

Raise Awareness, Funds for Men’s Cancers
Nov 07, 2018

On Nov. 30, “Shave the Date” participants will lose the hair they spent all month growing, to raise awareness for men’s cancers as a benefit for David’s Dream and Believe, a Manahawkin-based foundation that helps families battling any cancer diagnosis. Swing Graphics sponsors the monthlong fundraising campaign.

It all rolls into the larger Movember Movement, happening worlwide and on social media (#movembermovement), which focuses on moustaches in November.

The local movement’s two-fold mission is “to raise awareness and provide hope for male patients battling a cancer diagnosis.” Of the $27,000 goal, over $4,500 has already been raised. As of this week, 68 ambassadors had signed up.

First, you need to know about “Brew Day” Tuesdays. Each Tuesday this month (Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, 30), stop by The Arlington in Ship Bottom during happy hours, 4 to 6 p.m., to meet the ambassadors of the movement and learn all about how it works – and don’t forget to hashtag #BrewDays in your social media posts. On the final Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 9 p.m., The Arlington will host a pop-up barbershop for the ceremonial cuts, courtesy of the talented technicians from Ryan’s Barber Shop and Shave Parlor in Linwood and Carmelo’s in Manahawkin.

There are four primary ways to get involved:

Become a “Shave the Date” ambassador by signing up as an individual or a team at bit.ly/ShaveTheDate18. Decide which set of follicles to dedicate to the cause, e.g., “grow a moustache, promise to shave your coveted beard, cut the luscious locks or come up with your own growing gamble.” Then, collect pledges.

To help without involving hair in any way, simply make a donation at bit.ly/ShaveTheDate18.

If donating is not an option, share the donation page. Become an advocate for a team or ambassador.

Last, attend “the Shave the Date” event at The Arlington. Experience the excitement of the pop-up barbershop and stop by for a shave/haircut for a cause. Due to time constraints, cuts will be limited to buzzes and trims only.  —V.F.

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