Reason behind no shave November

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For the past couple of years the month of November has come to be known in most social media circles around the globe as No Shave November. In this month, social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and the like will be filled with posts and pictures of bearded men accompanied by the hashtags #Razors_down and # No_Shave_November. However, you’ll find that a majority of those people don’t know what it’s all about and how it came to be.


No Shave November actually originates from a rather tragic story. Back in the year 2009, members of the Chicagoland Hill Family decided to use this movement as a means of raising charity in remembrance of Mathew Hill, a father of eight, who died from colon cancer in 2007. This remembrance was in part to a celebration of what Mathew Hill brought to the community.


He loved to contribute to his community in whatever way he could and so Rebecca Hill, one of Mathew’s children, and her longtime friend, Bret Ringdahl decided to come up with this social media movement. Since then it has managed to take the world by storm.


Its main purpose now has become to spread cancer awareness and to raise charity in order to aid the various people suffering from it. How you can participate? Just put your razors down and don’t shave for the whole month of November, simple.