The Significance of No Shave November
Ever Wonder About the Origins of No Shave November?
No Shave November is more than just a fun internet trend. Historically men stop shaving at the beginning of the winter months to keep a little warmer, but No Shave November as we know it today has a cause behind it.
The eight children of Matthew Hill started No Shave November in 2009, after Hill passed away from colon cancer. The mission of their campaign is to raise awareness and money to support cancer prevention and research. As many cancer patients lose their hair during treatment, they chose hair to be the center of their campaign.
The goal of No Shave November is to donate the money one saves by not shaving or grooming to cancer foundations, while raising awareness for cancer prevention.
Since its beginnings in 2009 the Matthew Hill Foundation has raised over $5 million through the efforts of No Shave November.
Supporting No Shave November is important because…
- This year new cancer cases are expected to exceed 1.7 million.
- Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, eliciting approximately 1,660 deaths a day in 2019.
- Colon cancer related deaths have dropped by 3.6% a year between 2006 and 2015 among adults 55 and older; attributed to early detection and better treatment
- 5 million Americans with a history of cancer are cancer free as of January 2016
cancer facts from cancer.org
WholeMade is supporting No Shave November by donating 10% of our No Shave November Sale’s proceeds to the Colorado Cancer Foundation. Until Nov 30, 2019 all men's products are 25% off with code "NOSHAVENOV" at checkout.
You can learn about what products are on sale HERE.
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