Movember is the movement to grow mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Movember is not only about cancer but other men’s health issues from suicide prevention to depression to healthy lifestyle. No Shave November is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing cancer awareness. They believe in fundraising for cancer prevention, research and education. Throughout the month of November, men do not shave their beards and women can forego shaving their legs in order to spark conversations about cancer awareness. Since many lose their hair when undergoing cancer treatment, men will grow their hair in order to prevent and educate others about the seriousness of cancer.
Both movements and organizations have the same goal in mind to raise awareness for men’s health and cancer. They both encourage letting your hair grow a bit longer in November. They both raise money along with raising awareness and donate to organizations that assist their causes. And of course, you can participate in either on whatever scale you would like. You never have to officially sign up or raise money just to help grow awareness with your growing hair.
Both are definitely unique ways to raise cancer and men’s health awareness. Many people do it in honor or memory of someone who is battling or passed away from cancer. For those who have a personal tie to cancer or men’s health issues, Movember and No Shave November can take on a special meaning.