As a family-run, web-based organization, No-Shave November has grown tremendously since its beginning in 2009. The Chicagoland Hill family created No-Shave November when their father, Matthew Hill, passed away from colon cancer in 2007. What started as a tradition is now a national campaign to raise money for cancer education, prevention and research.
No-Shave November is designed to raise awareness for patients who lose their hair during cancer treatments. The goal is to support the cause by donating the money you would have spent on shaving and grooming to aid those fighting the battle. By letting your hair grow wild and free in November, you can spark conversations that raise cancer awareness.
If growing out your beard, sporting a mustache, or skipping a wax is not your thing, you can support someone else who is getting hairy for the cause. If you have a strict dress code at work, don’t worry about it. Grooming and trimming are perfectly acceptable. Many participants find this to be a relaxed time of year, when the weather gets colder and a little extra hair feels like a welcome change.
Sign up to officially participate at www.no-shave.org. You can get a group together and start your own team, or you can sign up as an individual. Create your own personal fundraising page and put your donation dollars to work. The rules are flexible and anyone can participate to help make a difference.