Know the real story behind 'No Shave November'

Published: 06th November 2017 04:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2017 05:47 PM  

According to the No Shave November website, the goal of the campaign is to grow awareness by embracing our hair — something that many cancer patients lose — and letting it grow wild and free. The tradition had been there for years, but the children of Matthew Hill, who passed away from colon cancer back in November 2007, took it a step further by using the cause to raise money for charity.
No-Shave November is a month-long affair during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. This is when guys all across the country drop their razors for an entire month until December 1st rolls around.
The whole purpose of No Shave November is not to let your beards grow crazy, but to raise awareness for different kinds of cancer including prostrate cancer. ( Photo | IANS)
The goal is to donate the money you normally would use to get a haircut or groom your facial hair to St. Jude or other cancer research charities. One can donate money that one typically spends on shaving and grooming to educate about the cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
No Shave November gain popularity after Matthew Hill died from colon cancer in Chicago, 2007. His 8 sons and daughters started this campaign in 2009 in honour of their father. Over 6 years this became a popular thing to do among many throughout the country. (Image courtesy Facebook @shahidkapoor)
One can participate by growing beard, cultivating a moustache, letting those legs go natural and skipping waxing appointment. One can put down your razor and set up your own personal No Shave November fundraising page. If one is not interested to get hairy, can sit back and support someone who is observing No Shave November.
The rules of No-Shave November are simple: Put down your razor for 30 days and donate your monthly hair-maintenance expenses to the cause. Strict dress-code at work? Don't worry about it! Participation of any kind; grooming and trimming are perfectly acceptable.
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