No Shave November Spreads Awareness for Cancer


No Shave November

When the month of November comes around, get ready to see men everywhere growing out their beards to be apart of the beloved trend of, No Shave November. No Shave November or originally called Movember, is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches or facial hair throughout the month of November to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer and other health issue concerning men.

But what many don’t know is how this popular non-calendar holiday began. The men who coined the term “Movember” also came up for the idea of growing out mustaches for charity through the month of November. The men came up the idea for Movember one night at a pub. Little did those men know that their idea would be known throughout the world years later as a way to spread awareness for cancers that affect men everywhere in the world today.

In 2004, a group unrelated to the original. Threw an event where 30 men would grow out there moustache for 30 days to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression in men. The group would later be known as the Movember Foundation charity.  Since, the Movember Foundation has raised $174-million Worldwide. And in 2010 the U.S alone raised over $7.5 million.

What started out as a night out in the pub has become a fun charity thats impacted the world, and helped thousands. So next time November comes around show your support and lose the razor.