2023 Shave & Buzz Fundraising Goal

Funds raised will support fertility preservation services for adolescent and young adult cancer patients at the Duke and UNC medical centers.

Attention Duke and UNC Alumni and friends ---

Good news!!!  You can participate in the Shave & Buzz Duke v. UNC competition and fundraise for I'm Not Done Yet regardless of where you are and whether or not you plan to shave.  

It's simple:  all you do is register for a page as an individual or create a team, and then do something you love!  Raise money and/or just send photos of yourself "never being done" doing what you love.  Don't forget to indicate whether you're supporting DUKE or UNC!

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March 3rd, 12-4p - UNC campus, PIKE lawn

March 25th, 12-4p - Duke campus, Abele Quad

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Why Fertility Preservation?

HOPE for a future, despite a cancer diagnosis

When adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients who have completed treatment are asked their biggest concerns, the most common is: "Will I be able to have children?" It’s not the risk for cancer recurrence or disability and disfigurement - the desire to build a family is their highest priority.  In addition to the toxicity of cancer treatments themselves, chronic health conditions can occur in the aftermath of any cancer treatment protocol, and infertility is among the most common long-term complication.

So, it’s unfortunate that in the confusion and deluge of information during a new cancer diagnosis, including staging, testing, treatment and prognosis, the topic of fertility preservation can be set aside or forgotten.   

AYA cancer patients report a lack of adequate information to make informed fertility decisions. 

Meeting the unique fertility goals of every patient requires appropriate fertility counseling, as well as logistical and financial access to fertility care.

It’s the mission of I’m Not Done Yet to provide the resources for AYA cancer patients to preserve their fertility.  Your support of the Shave & Buzz will help ensure that these young patients have the HOPE that despite having cancer, they can one day have a family of their own.

About Shave & Buzz

The annual Shave & Buzz fundraising events have involved many in the Duke and greater Durham communities.  Originally begun in 2016 by members of PIKE to support their fraternity brothers, Mark Schreiber and Bobby Menges who were simultaneously undergoing cancer treatment,  the tradition continues to grow.  

New this year is the collaboration between the Duke "Shave & Buzz Club" and PIKE at the University of North Carolina. This "cooperative and friendly competition" will spark greater awareness of and funds for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients and survivors.  100% of the funds raised at the Shave & Buzz at UNC will support fertility preservation services for AYA cancer patients at UNC-Lineberger cancer center.  Funds raised at the Duke Shave & Buzz will support fertility preservation services as well as peer-to-peer and fitness programs for AYA cancer patients and survivors at Duke.

"I remember talking to Bobby about his dreams for the future of this event. He spoke about how he hoped that the legacy of this fundraiser would carry on past his graduation from Duke, until people didn’t have any idea who he or Schreiber were. Unfortunately, we lost our good friend Bobby this past fall to his battle with cancer. However, his legacy and the lives he touched will be sure to live on in strength."  -Michael, 2018

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