This month is No Shave November. No Shave November uses a unique way to grow cancer awareness. I guess from the pun, you might get it. No Shave. That means men you don’t shave your beards for the month of November for the No Shave November Cancer Awareness. The purpose is to forgo the razor and not shave and evoke conversations about cancer awareness while getting hair or growing a Ducky Dynasty type beard. The point is to stop shaving and start fundraising for Cancer Awareness.
Last month, October, was Think Pink Month for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Where I talked about the Pink Ribbon. This time I am talking about Not Shaving during the month of November.
Yes you can still trim and groom your heard, but it is talking about completely shaving off your beard. It ask that you go 30 days, the whole month of November without shaving. If you have a strict dress code at work about shaving, then please follow that.
I have heard November called Movember which got its start by raising awareness for charities in November by growing out your moustaches, how it is spelled in South Australia. Notice the spelling is the British type English and not the American English where the “O” is left off … mustache.
I notice that according to the No Shave November’s web site it claims it will donate no less than 80% of its funds equally to these charities. Since there are 4 charities listed, that means each one will get no less than 20%
- American Cancer Society
- Prevent Cancer Foundation
- Fight Colorectal Cancer
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
It then claims 10% is put into reserves. 5% goes into fundraising and another 5% goes into administration. So that would mean 5% goes into someones salary and operational cost at No Shave November. The 10% that is held back goes into a reserve to be used for future campaigns. They actually tell you on their web site where funds go.
Men do you forgo shaving in November?
You can find out more about No Shave November at no-shave.org
Information taken from the no-shave.org website.