Ditch the Razor This Month


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Cancer awareness starts with an unshaven face (or legs or...)

Rachael Juarez, Staff Writer

No Shave November is an annual charity event where both women and men avoid shaving or cutting their hair for the entire month of November. While people are generally familiar with October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, not as many people know that November is the time to raise awareness for men’s health issues.

No Shave November started in Australia in 2004 with a group of about 30 men, according to www.videtteonline.com. But as the celebration grew, women have begun to participate as well, not shaving their armpits or leg hair or cutting their hair.

The original purpose, which continues, was to raise awareness and money to help those who are battling cancer and depression. The originators decided not to shave their mustaches for a whole month to raise awareness of these conditions.

Movember is another charity that raises awareness for men’s health, with similar goals. Those focused on Movember intentionally grow facial hair to draw attention to men’s prostate cancer, testicular cancer, depression and suicide prevention.

Two famous people who have participated in No Shave November are the comedy duo, twin brother, Ethan and Grayson Dolan, but over 1 million people sign up to participate every year.

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