Every year you must have noticed during November, your friends, colleagues and even including celebrities celebrate No Shave November and post photos with the beard on social media sometimes with hashtag #noshavenovember.
Well, if you are wondering why people are celebrating No Shave November, you are at the right place. I will explain why it is famous and the reason behind it. The irony is that most of the people who celebrate No Shave November, do not know the actual reason behind it and made it only a trend and fashion.
Here, do not get confused with Movember. No Shave November and Movember are two separate organizations but working towards a slightly different goal.
History of No Shave November:
Back in 2009, Chicagoland Hill Family started the concept of fundraising to aid cancer patients. The No Shave November is celebrated in the memory of Matthew Hill, the father of 8 children Hill family who passed away in 2007 due to Colon cancer.
The motto of No Shave November is to spread cancer awareness and raise fund for charity to support the cancer patients.
Since then it has been a tradition that people follow on every November so that the money that would have been spent in grooming like trimming, shaving or waxing can be saved and donated to the foundation for a noble cause.
About Matthew Hill Foundation:
The official website for No Shave November is no-shave.org and being managed by Matthew Hill Foundation. Since the last decade, the web-based non-profit organization is raising money for cancer awareness, prevention, education, and research.
On November 2018, Matthew Hill Foundation has raised $1.46 million from donations.
No Shave November Donation:
The donation to Matthew Hill Foundation can be done through the official website of No Shave November. The donation can be made anonymously and can be displayed/hidden publicly on their website. As of now, the foundation accepts PayPal and credit card payments.
If you want to spread awareness not just memes, here are the hashtags that can be used over social media.
#noshavenovember #movember #beardgang #noshave #noshame #beard
No Shave November rules:
The foundation is a non-profit organization and there are no hard and fast rules to follow. If you are up for the noble cause, then you can save the money that you would have spent for grooming and donate to the Matthew Hill Foundation. Even if you are not celebrating, you can support others who are celebrating.
Let’s not make No Shave November just a fashion, let’s make this a cause. Share this post and help to spread awareness among people.