The purpose of these annual events is to raise awareness around health.
The Movember Foundation focuses on men’s health, and NoShavember is aimed at fighting cancer, regardless of sex.
What began as an idea to bring back the mustache evolved into a movement to raise awareness around prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention in men.
To participate, let your facial hair flow and grow a mustache or beard. You can also raise some money to help raise awareness around men’s health and to fight cancer.
NoShavember, also known as No-Shave November, was founded to raise awareness around cancer.
The concept is to have people put down their razors and embrace their hair, which many cancer patients lose during chemotherapy.
The nonprofit encourages people to donate the money that could be spent on shaving and grooming to support cancer prevention, research and education.