I feel inundated with images of men participating in “Movember” and “No-Shave November” no matter where I turn. They’re on TV, twitter, Facebook … you name it! I personally know men who grow their facial hair for hockey playoffs. But I wanted to know more about “Movember” and “No-Shave November” and what do they really mean? I did a little research online and found a great article about the difference between the two.
According to ABCNews.go.com, here’s an explanation of both:
What is Movember?
Movember began in Australia in 2003 to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancers, according to the Movember Foundation, a nonprofit that raised nearly $21 million in 2013.
“We are all about the mustache and only the mustache,” said Movember’s U.S. Director Mark Hedstrom. “What we’re asking them to do is participate by changing their appearance. What that fosters is a conversation.”
From there, Hedstrom said men can explain why they’re growing a mustache and start talking about men’s health.
Now, it has campaigns in 21 countries, according to the organization. This year, the U.S. Movember campaign will also include men’s mental health and men’s fitness, Hedstrom said.
What is No-Shave November?
No-Shave November is a different organization that encourages people to donate what they would otherwise spend on hair grooming to the American Cancer Society.
Instead of being “all about the mustache” this group is a little more anything goes. Participants can grow mustaches and beards, but it also encourages women to maybe skip shaving their legs.
No-Shave November was founded on Facebook in 2009, but last year began a partnership with the American Cancer Society.
So I guess seeing men lumberjack worthy on Thanksgiving isn’t a sign of lazy grooming. It’s merely a way to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Once December hits, it’s time to get shaving again. We just added our new Monogram Shaving Set that is perfect for the man in your life who appreciates an old fashioned and timeless shaving set. Both gorgeous and practical, the Monogram Shaving Set makes a great holiday gift, too!
Happy Movember and No-Shave November!
News Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wanted-movember-shave-november/story?id=26654042