The labels Movember and No-Shave November have been positioned on social networks, but do you know what these concepts are? These two global movements are intended to prevent people from spending money on barber or shaving equipment as a way to save money to donate that money to foundations that seek to fight cancer and other diseases.
The first of these movements was the so-called Movember, which emerged in 2003, originally in Australia and then spread worldwide to at least 21 countries.
Its focus is to make men’s health problems such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, or depression visible. The term “Movember” is a deformation of “November” (November in English) and mustache (mustache).
Likewise, the concept it promotes is that men grow beards during the month of November to raise awareness about the importance of men’s physical and mental health. Currently, the campaign is articulated through the Movember Foundation Charity.
No Shave November
This second social movement was born in 2009, under the adoption of the previous concept of not shaving anything by the NGO Chicagoland Hill Family in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer.
In this second case, there are some rules: do not use a razor or go to the barber or hairdresser for a month. However, there are certain exceptions such as respecting work image codes, so they agree to allow their facial hair to be accommodated a bit to make it acceptable.
All the money saved from this activity must necessarily be donated to the campaign.