No-Shave November “is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.”
With increased hair growth comes increased awareness around the cure for cancer. In November 2007, Matthew Hill, father to 8 children, lost his battle with colon cancer. A few years later in 2009, members of the Hill family decided to take the No-Shave tradition public in an effort to raise money for the web-based charity, raising more than $2 million dollars to date.
The concept is simple, “The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.”
Participating in No-Shave November is easy. Abandon your razor for the month, grow your hair, document the process on social media, and donate to the cause. Individuals and organization can also set up their own fundraiser page through No-Shave November by registering and/or contributing to someone else’s fundraising event. You can also download the No-Shave App for updated information on events and all the “hairy details.”
With an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2018 alone, the need for education, prevention, and research funding continues to be a crucial part of the race for the cure.
“We want every participant to embrace their hair for the many cancer patients that lose theirs due to vigorous treatments. We believe that together, anything is possible, and we’ll get closer to eradicating cancer one whisker at a time!”
We at Weidner know about the power of togetherness to heal, to help, to educate, and to elevate. We encourage you to do what you can for this important cause and share it with us at #LifeatWeidner.
-The Weidner Team