D-Backs Donate 35K to St. Joseph’s At 3rd Annual Great Shave-Off

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Posted By on December 8, 2017

Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez

Arizona Diamondbacks players participated in their third annual Great Shave-Off on Friday, December 1, shedding the facial hair they grew in November as part of the Let Your Humankindness Grow campaign benefiting men’s cancer care at St. Joseph’s.
 
During the event, the team was able to donate $35,000 to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center thanks to their efforts to bring awareness to the cause.
 
The event took place at the UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s. Both Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall and Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez, the outfielder who led the team to the World Series Championship in 2001, participated in the event.
 
Hall, a prostate cancer survivor, took the opportunity to remind event attendees to get screened for the disease. His wife is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and he lost his father to pancreatic cancer in 2011.
 
“Cancer has really impacted my family to an extreme degree,” he said. “So this month really allows me to get out in front of other men to encourage them to get detected.”
 
Jamie Killin

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Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.