Movember and No-Shave November

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No Shave November also called Movember at first glance seem fashion statements in the style of Selfies, but are actually of fundraising and awareness campaigns to fund research and promote the prevention of some of them, such as prostate cancer or other typically male diseases.


What is it exactly? The idea is simple, since November 1st you put away the razor for 30 days and give the research all the money you would have spent that month in razor blades and depilatories. Cancer patients often due to chemotherapy lose all their hair and body hair. From that a group of guys had the idea of setting up the No Shave November, not only to support research and help out in those who immensely need, but also to make us realize how lucky we are.

Obviously, the social initiative is depopulating. Only on Instagram, the hashtag #noshavenovember has already been shared more than 700,000 times. It is good to see that so many people are taking this commitment. If you want to contribute you can register on the official website of the project.

The goal is to involve as many people as possible and these, by not shaving or cutting hair, should donate the money saved from these habits. Also with the advent of social media we had a planetary explosion and nations that have kicked off, like Canada, has reached the most remote ends of the globe also reaching a substantial number of donations and donors.

This approach has also been used to a few months ago by the boys who threw cold water on men, and of course I'm talking about the #IceBucketChallenge, where it tried to raise public awareness in order to finance the study of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and this social phenomenon has invaded boards of many platforms with more than 500 million videos made.

But let's go more in depth with these two typical men's movements.

The Movember, the oldest of these movements relies on to grow a mustache. In fact the name comes from the mix of Moustache (whiskers in English) and the month of November, people who join are called "Mo-Bro" and have had great success involving many multinationals such as Google, they have also filmed a promotional video in 2010. their intent is to fund research against prostate cancer and improve the system of prevention and detection of these diseases as soon as possible. The motto of Movember is to change the face of men's health literally change the face of men's health.

The second one, much more recent approximately born in 2009, is not specific as the first where only the whiskers were interested to be shaved. The NO-shave instead also involves many women as it is a "ban" on all parts of the body, from the beard hair. All donations are sent to the American Cancer Society, and although it is a more recent movement has had a big impact on the global community and has already involved many people.

In parallel to these two movements there are two fun activities the Playoff-beard and Moustache March. The first is a superstitious sign that is very fashionable in the National Hockey League where during the "Stanley Cup Playoffs" players do not shave until the team comes out from the competition or win. The first to start this tradition were the New York Islanders in 1980 and from there it spread throughout the United States and Canada, even in the College League. Today is also widely practiced in Europe. Obviously it got under way in other sports, such as baseball, basketball and American football.

The second one, the Moustache March is an activity of the American Army pilots namely the United States Air Force that throughout the month of March do not shave his mustache in honor of the legend of Robin Olds, a American aviator during World War II and the Vietnam war. But the idea was born to protest against the obligation to shave, so going against the rules of the Air Force (the first was precisely Mr. Olds).

Then, pulling the speech files, these are two social phenomena basically have a truly profound purpose and many people who truly believe in this undertake a sincere act of charity and an obligation to all the people who have suffered and are suffering.