Beards For Boobs Returns Wednesday, July 13

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A whole bunch of gentlemen (and a few ladies) are going to face the clippers to help fight breast cancer.

It’s that time of year again, folks. Busker’s gastropub is about to become ground zero in Newport’s fight against cancer. The address is 178 Thames Street and people who’ve been away from Newport for a while might know it better as the old Burger King.

Ever since 2011, a small group of elite Newport beard growers has set out to grow a whole lot of facial hair, then get it shaved off for charity. Back in 2011, it was the byproduct of the Boston Bruins’ run for the Stanley Cup. Once the Bruins won, the whole lot of lumberjack-looking hockey fanatics wondered what to do with their ZZ Top-looking faces. They could have just gone home and shaved them off in solo acts of manscaping.

Then someone suggested that they hold a fundraiser and get them cut off then.

And so Beards For Boobs was born.

It has grown each and every year, both in the number of participants…and in the amount of money raised. Now, in addition to the bidding to get someone shaved, there are also a lot of items from local businesses up for bid in a silent auction and also by raffle.

So the long and the short of it is that there’s a lot of big beards disappearing, a lot of prizes being won and a lot of money going to The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Center.

The question this year is: Will Francisco Amaral get the top as well as the bottom of his head trimmed like he did last year?

Francisco Amaral Beards For Boobs

RSVP at the Facebook Event!

Beards For Boobs FB Event 2016

See you there!

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Bearded Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?