In the spirit of giving, RIX Industries has successfully raised $630 for Prostate Cancer Awareness. All month, RIX Industries participated in No Shave November to raise money toward the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. With much success, RIX Industries surpassed their goal of $500 and raised a total of $630 in donation money. On November 30th, the no-shave participants endured a panel of RIX judges as their beards were judged on strict criteria including “Best Beard,” “Worst Beard” and “Best Baby Face.” The winners of each category received shaving kits and bragging rights for the remainder of the year.
The No Shave November campaign at RIX started with one employee who wanted to have some fun with colleagues while raising awareness about cancer. Since the initial idea spread around RIX Industries, over 20 male employees at RIX gave up their facial grooming practices for the month of November. These participants also generously donated the money they would normally spend on shaving equipment to this incredible cause. Along with these brave and hairy participants, many more RIX employees donated in support of cancer awareness, enabling RIX to surpass its donation goal.
“It feels really good to spread the word about prostate cancer and all cancers in general,” said one participant. “Who knows? My facial hair could prompt someone to go see their doctor. And hey, I may decide to keep my new facial hair once this is all over.”
According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer remains the second-leading cause of death in the United States, the first being heart disease. Prostate cancer, one of the most common types of cancers in the United States, makes up roughly 15% of all new cancer cases. According to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 29,000 people will die of prostate cancer this year alone, attributing to 5% of cancer-caused deaths in 2016.
To donate to the Prostate Cancer Research foundation, please visit: https://www.pcf.org/
ABOUT RIX INDUSTRIES:
RIX Industries manufactures a wide range of reciprocating piston compressors and generators for industrial gases and breathing air. RIX specializes in oil-free, high-pressure pneumatic technology. RIX has been in business since 1878 and has been proudly serving our US Armed Forces for over 120 years. With a solid industry reputation that is second to none, RIX is the established leader in American-made compressor engineering and manufacturing.