Difference between Movember and No Shave November Explained

Movember and No Shave November has become a tradition to not trim beard for the entire month of November, every year.

The rule to follow for participation – A person shaves at the beginning of the month and then is not allowed to shave again until the end of the month.

Movember and No Shave November are two different charity groups following the same rule.

Movember Foundation:

Movember Foundation was started in Australia in 2003. The organization donates the money it raises to projects and programs related to prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health issues. The foundation also has a “move” challenge, asking participants to set up a challenge, track progress toward the goal and raise funds.

By 2015, the Movember Foundation had raised more than $710 million and expanded its reach into 21 countries.

No Shave November:

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, its website says. The official No-Shave November movement encourages its participants to donate the money they would have otherwise spent on shaving-related products and services to the American Cancer Society.

No-Shave November was started in 2009 by the Hill family of the Chicago area as a way to honor their father Matthew, who died in 2007 from colon cancer.

Both charities are registered as 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

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