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No Shave November

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. Part of No Shave November is growing out your heard, but the money you normally spend on razors, was donated to cancer research.

No Shave November Flyer

No Shave November Flyer

No Shave November

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 beard, 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.

Where money goes

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%

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. First published November 16, 2016.  

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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  1. Charlie says:

    No Shave November is an awesome cause! I did it last year and this year too!

    1. Which charity did you give to in leu of buying razors, if you don’t mind me asking?

  2. Sandy Brooks says:

    Did you know wlex 18 (nbc, lexington ky) won’t let thier men participate? One of the news casters spilled the beans last year. I find this funny considering the male staff of Good Morning Americs participate every year.

    1. Oh wow, I never knew that. Some places still won’t let their men.

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