No-Shave Nooga is a Chattanooga-centric campaign modeled after the national No-Shave November campaign, which is designed to evoke discussion about cancer and cancer research. All efforts fuel awareness and funding for Chattanooga area cancer organizations and St. Jude.

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No-Shave Nooga was inspired by Dr. Talon Maningas, a facial plastic surgeon at Southern Surgical Arts, a state-of-the-art cosmetic and facial plastic surgery center located in Chattanooga’s Southside.

Dr. Maningas first thought that forming a practice-wide team would be a fun way to rally male patients and families around a worthy cause. When partners Carey Nease, M.D. and Chad Deal, M.D, heard his idea they took the idea a step further, by forming an initiative apart from the national campaign, one that would focus solely on the greater Chattanooga area. Thus, No-Shave Nooga was born.