No Shave November is a tradition, meant to be followed by both Men and Women. It has nothing to do with looking good and one has to donate money to a cancer research organization for it to be successful.
‘No Shave November’ or ‘Movember’ (Moustache + November) is actually followed to raise cancer awareness in the society. The origin of ‘No Shave November’ can be traced back to the Chicagoland Hill Family Tradition. In the fall of 2009, Rebecca Hill and her friends brainstormed about how anyone regardless of age, gender or income level could raise money to fight cancer and have fun doing it. However, it became a widespread initiative only after the family lost their father to colon cancer in 2009. Since then, they decided to make it a full-fledged campaign to educate people about cancer.
In this campaign, one is expected to embrace their hair, which many cancer patients lose and let it grow free and wild and donate the money we typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate people about cancer prevention.
To properly participate in ‘No Shave November’ one must donate the money here, that they normally spend on razors and shaving accessories to a cancer research organization.
This is a great tradition but the real ‘No Shave November’ meaning and significance often gets lost among all of the jokes, hashtags and hyped created on Facebook and Instagram. Many men don’t even realize why they do it. The whole purpose of ‘No Shave November’ is not to let your beards grow crazy. For most people, it begins and ends with men not shaving, so as to follow some bro-code that doesn’t really have any impact on the society. Consequently, most of us fail to realize the positive ideology behind the whole campaign.
The original article was published in The Assam Tribune and is authored by Lakhyajit Sarmah. The Facebook cover and article featured image is from https://nursemyra.wordpress.com/