no-shave novemberIt’s November and many people are planning their Thanksgiving parties and Christmas wish-lists. But there’s another reason to celebrate the crisp, cool month: No-Shave November. Here’s what you should know about it:

What is No-Shave November?

During No-Shave November, participants let their facial hair grow freely. They don’t worry about shaving, and this is to raise awareness for the plight of cancer patients. Many of them start to lose hair when undergoing chemotherapy, and the goal of No-Shave November is to educate and campaign for them.

People are encouraged to donate the money they would spend on shaving products to charities or helping those who need a hair replacement due to cancer.

How Did No-Shave November Become a Thing?

In 2009, the No-Shave November campaign was started by eight siblings in Chicago who had lost their father to colon cancer two years prior.

Since then, people all around the world have shown their support for cancer patients by posting selfies with the hashtag #NoShaveNovember, thereby raising global awareness and solidarity.

What Are the Rules and How Can You Participate?

  1. It’s easy: No shaving for 30 days. While you can still trim and groom, just don’t shave your beard off completely. Men can grow a beard, while women can participate in letting body hair, such as legs, go unshaven for a month. (Hello, warm winter stockings!)
  2. Think of where the money you normally spend on shaving can go instead. Donate it there.
  3. Reach out to someone you know who is battling cancer. Spend time with them, be a friend, make them smile. You can even help them select hair replacements, wigs or hair extensions, and then throw a fun No-Shave November party and do your fundraiser there!
  4. Tell others about the movement. Set up a No-Shave November fundraising page for folks to post their own pictures of hairy happenings.

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