Rome Mayor Joseph Fusco is joining his counterpart in Utica in putting down his razor.

Fusco is participating in "No Shave November," an initiative to raise awareness for prostate cancer.

He's encouraging all male city employees and others to take part as well.

Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri is also participating in the initiative.

For more information on "No Shave November", go to www.no-shavenovember.com.