No-Shave November isn’t simply a fad for the hipster-oriented or an excuse to grow the burliest beard. Although the nomenclature of No-Shave November has become more popular than ever, there is actually a reason behind this hair-raising month: cancer awareness.
No-Shave November is a salute to cancer patients. Since many cancer patients lose hair during treatment, No-Shave November demands us to embrace our hair, no matter how long and wild it may become. Whatever money you aren’t using on razors, haircuts, waxing, or threading this month could be donated for cancer prevention.
The first No-Shave November started in 2009 with under fifty (yet hairy) participants. Five years later, this fad has hit mainstream (possibly driven by the power of the beard).
The first week of No-Shave November might result in some unwanted itchiness while your new mane grows in but this is only a small price to pay to look utterly ridiculous for a great cause.
Whether you’re a man seeking to grow your face’s winter coat or a woman finally escaping the grasp of summer’s demanding leg shave, any one, any age can join in this hairball of fun.
Visit no-shave.org to sign up as an individual or as a team to start racking up some donation money.
Like No-Shave November’s Facebook page to keep up with the rest of the hairy masses.
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