That person with a full beard who wants to adjust your spine isn’t a delusional mountain man who thinks he’s a doctor, but rather it really is a doctor, Dr. Jason Brown, that is.
Thousands of men, including "Today" Show hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker, have let nary a blade touch their faces as a way to bring awareness to men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other illnesses.
“Some of them are kind of surprised. They are like, ‘Why are you not shaving?’” Brown said of his befuddled patients.
Brown and his staff have taken the awareness one step further by putting out “shave” and “no shave” donation jars at the office. Patients can donate money to the look they like best on Brown. The doctor said he placed pictures of a shaved man's face on one jar and a bearded face on the other to help patients along. Proceeds will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
At the end of the month, the jar with the most money will be the look Brown sports in December.
“I’m kind of hoping the 'shave' jar wins,” he said, laughing. “I think some patients have been putting money in the 'shave' jar because they feel sorry for me.”
And Brown is the only male at the practice; so he’s the only hairy participate in No Shave November as his medical partner Dr. Marla Gebaide and the female staffers are reportedly not growing beards.
In addition to promoting men’s health, Centreville Chiropractic Center, located on Braddock Road also offers acupuncture, custom orthotics and massage therapy.