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5 Health asks for your support during No Shave November 5 Health asks for your support during No Shave November

Please join 5 Health as we raise funds during #NoShaveNovember to support men's health and other causes.  The KOAA Team - Ira Cronin, Zach Thaxton, Grant Meech, and Sam Schreier - are ditching the razor for the entire month with the goal of raising money for a charity or organization of their choice.

Learn more about what the goals each of News 5 team members is reaching for. And thank you for your support!


Meteorologist Sam Schreier's GoFundMe is supporting Children's Hospital of Colorado. 

Artist's rendition of how Sam Schreier would look with a goatee, mustache combo. (KOAA)

It's No Shave November, the time of year where men can ditch the razor with the idea of drawing attention to men's health. My team at KOAA, Ira Cronin, Zach Thaxton, and Grant Meech, and I are all participating with the goal of raising money for a charity or organization of our own choosing.

I have chosen to raise money for Children's Hospital Colorado. Since my beard will come in about as well as a 5 year old child's I figure they are a worthy place to send some money. In reality the Childrens Hospital of Colorado provides help and care to literally THOUSANDS of kids and teens a year, and with how expensive medical bills can be I thought of no better place to send my donation.

All money you choose to donate here will be sent to the Children's Hospital of Colorado as well as a 500 dollar donation from my station, KOAA if I raise more money than my team!

To donate to Sam's cause, visit his GoFundMe page: Team Sam KOAA No Shave November

(Artist's rendition of how Sam Schreier would look with a goatee, mustache combo. (KOAA))


News 5 Today Anchor Ira Cronin's GoFundMe is raising money for the UCHealth Memorial Hospital Circle of Hope Fund for Cancer patients

As the reporter for Your Healthy Family, I have meet and interviewed many amazing people who have survived strokes, heart attacks, and cancers of all kinds.  So many of these health issues especially for men can be prevented through a proactive approach of seeing your doctor every year for a physical and knowing your health numbers.

I lost my father to heart disease and having that family history has me already on a path of paying close attention to my blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.  It's not an easy battle but by being proactive I'm fighting it now before I get into serious trouble.  I hope through raising awareness other men will take the same proactive steps.

I have lost too many friends to cancer and so the charity I am supporting is the UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs Circle of Hope Fund.

When people in our community learn they have cancer, they face a whole new set of challenges that can distract them from the healing journey. Cancer not only attacks a person physically, but socially, emotionally, and financially. 

Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Circle of Hope Fund eases their burden and helps them to meet the enormous challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Due to the degenerative nature of cancer illness and its treatments, many patients are forced to take time off, increasing their financial burden.

To donate to Ira's cause, visit his GoFundMe page: Team Ira KOAA No Shave November

(Artist's rendition of how Ira Cronin would look with a full beard. (KOAA))


News 5 Anchor/Reporter Zach Thaxton's GoFundMe is in support of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project

A handful of men from KOAA 5 are participating this year in No-Shave November.  The goal is to raise awareness and funds for health issues that affect men in particular.  Our goal is to raise funds and awareness for specific men's health issues.

The organization I am supporting is the Southern Colorado AIDS Project.  Although HIV/AIDS has diminished from the public limelight since its height of prominence in the 1980s and early '90s, it still affects thousands in Colorado, particularly men.  More than 8,900 men in Colorado are living with HIV/AIDS, compared to just under 900 women.  Long-term survival with HIV/AIDS is now possible thanks to advancements in medical treatment -- Magic Johnson is an example of someone who has survived 30 years after being diagnosed.  But the disease has not gone away.

Help us bring awareness to men's health issues by supporting our fundraising efforts.

To donate to Grant's cause, visit his GoFundMe page: KOAA No Shave November

(Artist's rendition of how Zach Thaxton would look with a full beard. (KOAA))


5 Sports Director Grant Meech's GoFundMe is supporting the UCHealth Heart and Vascular Center at Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs.

It's No Shave November, the time of year where men can ditch the razor with the idea of drawing attention to men's health. Our team at KOAA; Ira Cronin, Zach Thaxton, and Sam Schreier and I are all participating with the goal of raising money for a charity or organization of our own choosing.

I am raising money for the UCHealth Heart and Vascular Center at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Heart Disease and other heart related illness are the leading cause of death for men in the United States, almost 90% of sudden cardiac events occur in men and many have no symptoms. 

All money you choose to donate here will be sent to the UCHealth Heart and Vascular Center at Memorial Hospital as well as a $500 dollar donation from KOAA if I raise the most money!

To donate to Grant's cause, visit his GoFundMe page: No Shave November

(Artist's rendition of how Grant Meech would look with a full beard. (KOAA))


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