Sunday, November 9, 2014

No-Shave November Raises Awareness, Money for Cancer

Two organizations in different parts of the world are trying to raise money and awareness for cancer research by encouraging men to grow their facial hair.

No-Shave November and Movember support men's health and cancer research in different ways.

Movember is all about the mustache. The organization started in 2003 in Australia, and encourages men to grow mustaches starting on Nov. 1 through the end of the month.

No-Shave November began in 2009 in the US. It encourages men to grow beards and collect donations to support all types of cancer research, education, and treatment.

Josh Jones is not growing a beard for either organization, but has started a GoFundMe page offering to shave his nearly foot-long beard if he can raise $15,000 for St. Baldrick's. 

"You know you can pick your own charity you wanna volunteer for, and I just have a passion for children's cancer research," says Jones. "And we need to do what we can to raise money for it."

The organizations have gained in popularity in recent years, and are doing a lot of financial good. Movember has raised more than $500 million in the last 10 years.

News 13's Evan Donovan is growing his beard to support men with testicular and prostate cancer. His goal is $500, 

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