No-Shave November: What Does it Mean?

No-Shave November is a month-long event where men (and women) across the country forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. 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.

No-Shave November’s website encourages you to donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle.

No-Shave November has been a tradition for many years, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the members of the Chicagoland Hill family decided to use it as a means to raise money for charity. It was a project that held special meaning to the eight Hill children after their father, Matthew Hill, passed away from colon cancer in November 2007.

Local organizations like Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office are also participating in the month-long event.

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