A woman uses a raiser to shave a man's face that's covered in shaving cream, and whose had iss wrapped in a white towel
Daniel George, MD, visits Pedro Williams barbershop for a complimentary shave down before growing out his facial hair in November. (photo from 2015)

Shave Off! Beer and Beards for Bros

Community Event




Fullsteam Brewery
726 Rigsbee Ave
Durham, NC
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Two men stand together outside next to a yellow brick building with a neon arrow sign above them that reads "Cuts"
Andrew Armstrong, MD, and Kris Wood, PhD

The annual Duke Cancer Institute Big Shave-Off is back after a four-year hiatus!

On December 1, a team of DCI faculty, clinicians, and staff from the DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers will show off and shave off their gnarly facial hair — mustaches and/or beards they grew out during the month of November to raise awareness for men's health.

They're inviting the local community to participate in a live shave-off auction that night, whereby the winning bidders get to direct the stylists of Pedro Williams (the name of Arrow Haircuts' barber shop in Durham) to creatively shave off a team member's grown-in facial hair into a style of the winner's choosing. Possibilities: the Geraldo, the Salvador Dali, the Half Stache, etc! Any format, at least that the stylist is able to execute.

All proceeds from the event will benefit research at the DCI Center for Prostate & Urologic Cancers.

map with P signs where there are parking lots


The bidding, the shaving, and the merriment all begin at Fullsteam Brewery on December 1 at 6:00 PM.

Four men in white lab coats stand together
FLASHBACK: In 2012, Michael Harrison, MD, Andrew Armstong, MD, MSc, Dan George, MD, and Judd Moul, MD, pose following their November grow out.