Published on November 05, 2019

Reading Hospital CEO, Physicians, Staff Participate in 'No Shave November'

Beginning Friday, November 1, more than 30 Reading Hospital team members, including President and CEO, William M. Jennings, pledged to participate in the first ever "Reading Hospital No Shave November" contest. The month-long event will raise awareness for men's health, McGlinn Cancer Institute, and show support for the many patients undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing hair loss. At the end of the month prizes will be awarded for best beard, best mustache, and the most money raised.
To participate in the event individuals were asked to pledge $100 and are encouraged to seek additional support from their family and friends. All proceeds from No Shave November will be donated to Reading Hospital Foundation exclusively for vital projects, programs, and services at McGlinn Cancer Institute.

"Everyday our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and loved ones bravely battle cancer," said Mr. Jennings. "We want our patients at McGlinn Cancer Institute to know that their health and wellness is important to everyone at Reading Hospital."

"The suggestion to participate in No Shave November was brought to Reading Hospital Foundation by employees at McGlinn Cancer Institute," said Katherine Thornton, President, Reading Hospital Foundation. "The team is always looking for ways to support the patients they care for."

Individuals interested in supporting William M. Jennings and McGlinn Cancer Institute through No Shave November can visit and select "No Shave November." Under "Gift Purpose," please select: Reading Hospital No Shave November Contest. Then under "Tribute Information," enter "William M. Jennings," or the name of the individual you are supporting.

Click here for a Before and Day 5 photo of William M. Jennings. Additional photos are available upon request.

Before and after photos of participants will be available at the end of November.

About Reading Hospital

Reading Hospital is the flagship, Magnet Recognized, acute care hospital of Tower Health. Located in West Reading, Pa., Reading Hospital is a 714-bed hospital that is home to many top-tier specialty care centers, including Reading HealthPlex, McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, Emergency Department, Level I Trauma Center and Beginnings Maternity Center, which houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 1,000 physicians and providers across 46 locations, Reading Hospital has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across services lines. It is listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years and received a 5-Star Rating from CMS. For more information, visit