Welcome to November, the month where all your male friends and co-workers show up clean-shaven and baby-faced on Nov. 1 and look like baddies out of a spaghetti western or grizzly bears towards the end. Wondering why is that so?
Growing out one’s facial hair for 30 days is called “Movember” or “No-Shave November,” and it’s meant to raise awareness for cancer. It’s also a chance for dudes to show off their ‘staches, goatees, Fu Manchus, mutton chops and other furry face-warmers.
The new fad, indeed!
What better way to grow awareness than with some hair?
The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
You can participate by growing a beard, cultivating a moustache, letting those legs get mangly, and skipping that waxing appointment. If you’re not ready to sport a new shaggy look, consider donating anyway to support the cause.
No shave November initially started as a Facebook fan page in 2009 where the expenditure on grooming was channeled towards a social cause. In 2013, No Shave November partnered with the American Cancer Society to ensure that the funds raised in the annual campaign would be distributed to all of the areas that matter to the team: research, prevention, education, and continuing care. With every whisker grown and dollar raised, No Shave November celebrates the hair that many cancer patients lose and gets one step closer to eradicating the disease.
Here, have a look at some of its fascinating members.
And yet another one is the Movember Foundation which symbolizes moustache (Mo) and November. Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run such events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostrate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.
In 2012, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the world’s top 100 NGO.
- You do not shave in November.
- You DO NOT shave in November.
- If you shave you are out.
- No trimming, no waxing.
- No shaving can go on as long as you want it to.
Fun in November
Take a picture of yourself everyday. At the end of month, compile the collection and produce a wicked awesome time lapse of your beard growth.
Get Hairy, Woolly and Wise after all its Movember!
P.S. – 40 Interesting Moustaches in 100 Seconds.
So get set and choose your weapon.
JUST FOR LAUGHS: