“No Shave November” combats cancer

It’s November; the leaves are starting to fall and the facial hair is starting to grow.
Many people are participating in “No Shave November,” or “Movember” by letting their luscious locks grow long.
When people think of “No Shave November,’’ they think of growing out their facial hair, leg hair, and who knows what else. Most people just think it’s just for fun, but it actually has a purpose.
The whole point of “Movember” and “No Shave November” is to raise awareness of male cancers. The month-long event first started back in 1999 and was founded by a group of men in Australia that called themselves the “Movember Committee.”
Eventually, the whole idea of “No Shave November” swept over the nations, becoming a world-wide phenomenon. In 2004, another group of men in Australia organized an event where 30 men grew mustaches for 30 days to raise awareness for male issues.
These men eventually became known as the “Movember” Foundation Charity. Since 2004 they have raised over 200 million dollars worldwide.
“Movember” aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnoses and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. The foundation wants to encourage men to adopt a healthier lifestyle, be aware of family history and signs, and get annual check ups.
“I wish I could participate in ‘No Shave November’,” sophomore William DeLisle said, “but I can’t grow anything except for some peach fuzz.”
Many people participate in “No Shave November” without knowing what it’s really about. A lot of guys and even girls started growing out their hair on Nov. 1; it has almost turned into a contest to see who can have the grossest leg hair and fullest beard.