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Be a man, take a stand in SAFE's 2014 Battle of the Beards
SAFE is currently seeking local guys to participate in “Face the Facts 2014,” our fifth annual ‘battle of the beards.’
Guys participating in the “Face the Facts” campaigns will put down their razors on March 5th, Ash Wednesday. They will give up shaving until April 17th, the Thursday before Easter.
During the seven week campaign, participating guys will solicit donations for SAFE, and they’ll wear “Ask Me About My SAFE Face” buttons to spark impromptu conversations about how men can stop domestic and sexual violence.
Men, it’s time to take a stand
Domestic and sexual violence are big problems. One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in their lives. One in six women will be sexually assaulted.
Most perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence are males, but the majority of men don’t engage in these behaviors. It’s time for the “good guys” to stand up and be counted!
By participating in ‘Face the Facts’ you’ll be taking a visible stand against domestic and sexual violence. You’ll also be setting a great example for boys and men in our community.
Funds help victims, prevent abuse
“Face the Facts” is SAFE’s top fundraising event. Last year, 21 area men raised over $5,300. This year, we’re hoping to raise even more!
Proceeds from “Face the Facts” help SAFE provide free services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Funds also support SAFE’s abuse prevention efforts.
Face the Facts kick off is March 4th
The beard growing contest begins Tuesday, March 4th with a rolling kick off from 7:30 until 9:00 a.m. at Talia Espresso on Main Street in North Wilkesboro. Clean shaven contestants will have their “before” pictures made, and they’ll receive “SAFE Face” buttons to wear throughout the competition.
“Face the Facts” ends Thursday, April 17th. At the campaign finale, prizes will be awarded for Best Styling, Most Unusual Beard and Top Fund ‘Razor’.
To get involved, fill out the form below and we'll be in touch by e-mail. Please make plans to join us at the 'Face the Facts' kick off any time between 7:30 and 9:00 Tuesday morning at Talia Espresso in Downtown North Wilkesboro.
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SAFE'S 2013 BATTLE OF THE BEARDS A BIG SUCCESS
2013 Face the Facts participants Dean Ledbetter, Armando Limon, Pat Colglazier, Nolan Belk, Tommy Livingston and Zach Adams at the campaign finale March 28th at Talia Espresso in North Wilkesboro.
Nineteen Wilkes County men took a visible stand against domestic violence by participating in 'Face the Facts,' SAFE's fourth annual "Battle of the Beards."
put their razors down Feb. 13, 2013 and didn’t shave again until the campaign ended March
seven week campaign, the men solicited donations for SAFE, the local agency
that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They wore “Ask Me about
My SAFE Face” buttons to spark impromptu conversations about domestic violence
and the role men can play to stop it.
Facts’ drew men from across the community, including high profile participants such
as Wilkesboro Mayor Mike Inscore and WKBC radio personalities Steve Handy and
awarded at the campaign finale Mar. 28 at Talia Espresso in North
won “Top Fund ‘Razor’” honors. He said his beard was itchy and aggravating at times, “but it was worth the effort.”
of the Wilkes County Health Department won the “Top Friend ‘Razor’” award.
Limon gathered over 70 donations during the campaign.
Zach Adams of
Hays won the “Best Styling” award.
‘Face the Facts’ was fun, but it had a serious
purpose, organizers said.
violence isn’t a ‘women’s issue’. It’s everyone’s issue, and it won’t be solved
without involving everyone,” said Kristi Thomas, SAFE’s executive director. “We’re
grateful for men who bear witness that this kind of behavior is not acceptable.”
hope the campaign will encourage other men to take a stand for healthy
“The vast majority
of men in Wilkes County don’t condone abusive relationships, but far too many
of us have been silent. We need to speak up so the young men and boys of the
community can hear us,” SAFE community educator Tim Murphy said.
Facts’ is one of SAFE’s top fundraising events. So far, participants have
raised about $3,700.