Denver7 reporters, anchors growing beards to show support for cancer patients during pandemic

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DENVER — Fighting cancer sucks under normal circumstances. Fighting cancer during a pandemic is just plain horrible.

That’s why members of the Denver7 team are taking part in the American Cancer Society’s Denver NovemBeard campaign for the third year in a row. The men are letting their beards grow as conversation starters to raise money for the ACS’s cancer research efforts as well as programs that provide information and assistance to patients in Colorado. Remote resources have become even more critical for cancer patients during the COVID-19 era.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Colorado, and one in three people will be diagnosed with some form of the disease at some point during their life. This year alone in Colorado, 2,270 men will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and another 540 will die. About 120 Colorado men will die of melanoma in 2019, many of them part of the 1,830 who will be learning they have the disease.
You can donate or join the Denver7 team by following this link. You can donate to the team or to an individual beard grower. You can also follow the links on that site to set up your own team at work or among your friends.