By Nat Balladares, Senior
“It’s a bird!” “It’s a plane!” “No, it’s beards everywhere!”
Alas, when you think of the month of November, Turkey Day and Election Day is what comes to mind; however, you are forgetting about an important part of this month--No Shave November. Yes, prepare yourself for the memes, hipster beards, and decreasing price of razors during this time where facial hair is actually celebrated.
Yet, what is actually No Shave November? No, it is not a silly competition for men, but it is an event that is used to raise awareness for all types of cancer including prostate cancer. The campaign started in 2009, when a father died of colon cancer in Chicago and his kids decided to honor their father by starting No Shave November. The purpose of the campaign is to donate the money you normally use for razors, hair products, and grooming materials to cancer research facilities and charities.
If you want to participate, you can pledge online, and actually receive many health benefits from not shaving, but be warned, you might lose your girlfriend in the process. All jokes aside, No Shave November is an amazing event where you can help others by donating to cancer research or even reminding people to get regular check-ups for prostate and breast cancer.
If are not convinced by now to participate, look at the famous soliloquy written by William Shakespeare himself:
“To shave or not to shave: that is no question
Whether ‘tis nobler to donate to cancer
Than to waste money on that fickle face.”
Now enjoy some leisure memes, and have fun not shaving!