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Why Should ‘No Shave November’ Be A Ritual?

by RTD Journal
why actually is 'No Shave November' should be a ritual

It is almost mid of November and we already see people talking about No Shave November and several memes on it on social media. Two very popular myths attached to this topic is to grow a beard for styling purpose and it is only for men. Let’s talk about why actually is No Shave November should be a ritual in the whole world.

“No-Shave November,” means Growing out one’s facial hair for 30 days. The reason behind doing so is saving money for cancer patients. It was all started by the Movember Foundation in Australia in 2003 to raise awareness for Prostate and testicular cancers and donate some amount of money for the patients. The foundation almost raised $21 million in 2013. “Movember” and “No-Shave November,” are two different things working for the same purpose.

“No-Shave November,” began in 2009 when Matthew Hill who suffered from colorectal cancer passed away in the month of November 2007 and his family started donating the money saved from not shaving during the month of November.

It’s a campaign where not only men but women can also contribute, a majority of people spend enough amount on grooming like trimming, threading, etc instead one can help by donating that money to the American Cancer Society.

It was estimated that there will be 1.8 million new cancer cases and 606,520 deaths due to cancer in the United States. According to the data of the world Health Organization in 2020, there was breast cancer (2.26 million cases), lung (2.21 million cases), colon and rectum (1.93 million cases), prostate (1.41 million cases), skin (non-melanoma) (1.20 million cases); and stomach (1.09 million cases).

since 1982 the statistics of Cancer found in India is recorded under population-based cancer registries (PBCRs) and hospital-based cancer registries (HBCRs) under the National Cancer Registry Programme–National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research of Indian Council of Medical Research. In 2020 the projected no of cancer patients was 1,392,179. The most common diagnosed cases were in breast, lung, mouth, cervix uteri, and tongue.

The little thing we can do is support the campaign which can make big difference in someone’s life who is struggling with cancer.


-Soma Mitra

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