It’s November — the time of the year to put razors aside and to renounce the visit to the barber shop. The month now heralds Movember or No Shave November. While everyone must have seen men going crazy growing their facial hair and taking part in their versions of “No Shave November”, it is also important to know why this is such a big thing.
What Is No Shave November?
No Shave November is an annual event that includes growing facial hair during the month of November without shaving or grooming, to raise awareness about various cancers, primarily prostate and testicular cancer in men. It was launched in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, when a group of friends decided to revive an old-fashioned trend of growing moustache. It started with some 30 people and now, it’s popularity can be seen everywhere across the world. Bringing the diminutive word ‘Mo’ – meaning moustache – and ‘November’ together, the annual event aims to raise awareness on men’s health issues. The formation of the Movember Foundation Charity in 2004 saw the rise of numerous events to spread cancer awareness.
What is the motto of No Shave November?
The goal of No-Shave November is to spread awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
How You can Participate?
Participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural, and skipping all sorts of waxing appointments. Put down your razor and set up your own personal No-Shave November fundraising page. If you’re not ready to get hairy, sit back and support someone who is.
The Logical Indian wishes all the men a Happy Movember. Let’s all talk about men’s health and spread the word.