Grow a Beard. Make a Difference.

October 21, 2014

Join the hundreds of central Ohio men who have pledged to make a difference and grow a beard in the month of November. Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is delighted to be kicking off the 4th Annual Novembeard in support of the Hospice and Palliative Care Program in partnership with Honorary Pleasure Guild Member, David Rhodeback. Rhodeback co-created the Novembeard event in 2011, along with several other Nationwide associates and has seen its success grow each year.
“This is a great example of men and women working together to benefit children for whom a cure is beyond reach.” Rhodeback said on partnering with Pleasure Guild. “In the past three years, we’ve raised over $12,000 for central Ohio kids who need it.”
Participation Details:
1) Register and customize your personalized participant page at
2) November 1st - Clean shave your Face!
3) The rest of November- Do Not Shave your Face!
4) Fundraise – Using your beard as your billboard!
5) Attend our end of month “Shave Off! Party” at Fado Irish Pub in Easton
Calendar of Events:
Participants and Supporters are invited to join in on all of the Novembeard Social Events planned throughout the month.
November 4 – Kickoff Party, 89 Fish and Grill, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Happy hour specials
Laura Rozcicha, the Hospice and Home-Based Palliative Care program manager will be speaking
Pleasure Guild members will take “before” photos. Anyone with a before photo will be entered into a “Best Beard” contest.
November 25 – “Shave Off Party,” 5-8 p.m., Fado Irish Pub Easton
Guest bartenders, raffles & prizes. All Novembeard Participants will be entered into a raffle at the “Shave Off Event.”
Questions about Novembeard?
Contact David Rhodeback or Carrie DiNovo at:
Other upcoming events
In addition to Novembeard, Pleasure Guild will host a day of fun at the Dublin Chiller, Sunday, November 9 from 1:30-5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for children 4 and under and all proceeds will benefit the Hospice and Home-Based Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Join Pleasure Guild for a day of skating, food, raffles and other fun while supporting the cause.
Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will also present our marquee fundraiser, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka February 27-28 and March 1, 2015 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre, 34 West Broad Street. The annual family-friendly, Broadway-quality production benefits children for whom a cure is beyond reach. Tickets are available at and
For more information about Pleasure Guild or to make a donation to support the Hospice and Home-Based Palliative Care Program at Nationwide Children’s, please visit
About Hospice & Palliative Care
Hospital staff members work closely with families and physicians to provide a cost-effective alternative to children’s prolonged hospitalization because of severe illnesses, with the goal to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve the child’s quality of life. Children receive physical, emotional and spiritual treatment.
About Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild is the oldest woman’s auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, dating back to 1908. The organization is dedicated to raising funds, more than $200,000 annually, for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at