It's a group photo to show off the scruff.
"I just decided to go with the Hulk Hogan bandana, like me and my 15 year old sister kind of worked on this, designing a good look to submit to the website and this is what we came up with," Ryan Baker said.
A fun opportunity for these men, and some of them really got into it. Whether you were trying to look like Holk Hogan or a lumberjack, like Dr. Douglas Hatler, it was a hairy situation.
"It went through a phase where it was driving me nuts, I wanted to claw my face off, but it filled in pretty good. It's a lot whiter than it was the last time I had a beard that's the first comment my wife had. She looked at me she said it makes you look old," Dr. Douglas Hatler said.
Dr. Hatler works in geriatrics at Deaconess Hospital. He says this is all worth raising awareness for prostate and testicular cancers.
"If you live to be 100, there's almost 100% chance that you're gonna have prostate cancer. It's something that mainly effects men in their 50s and 60s. They should be checked for it annually. It's a very easy test to do, it involves having a rectal exam unfortunately, and most of us men in our 50s are somewhat squeamish when it comes to having that done," Dr. Hatler said.
Some of the men grew their beards in honor of a father or grandfather. Patrick Fairchild did it in memory of his father.
"My father passed away about two years ago now from cancer. So any type of cancer awareness is a chance to promote that is a great opportunity," Patrick Fairchild said.
Fairchild is getting a little help from his son at the barber shop at Deaconess.
"It came in handy to wear the button and people would know it's No Shave November because typically I really don't have any hair on my head, I usually keep that clean shaving as well," Fairchild said.
The men grew the awareness, and Deaconess donated to local cancer-related charities. More than $15,000 was donated to Gilda's Club, Touch, and the American Cancer Society.