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November 26, 2013

No Shave November drawing to a close

CLAREMORE —

Twenty-six days down, four to go.
The itchiness of new growth and fuzz has passed.
My mission of participating in the annual No-Shave November is about to come to an end. I’ve never been able to  grow much of a mustache or beard, partly because I never had enough patience and my hair follicles never grew fast or thick enough.
No-Shave November is a national event, encouraging men to forego shaving for a month. It was around long before the popularity of Duck Dynasty and the bearded Robertson clan.
Move over Uncle Si, Jase and Willie. I knew my best effort over a 30-day period would never reach that level, but I decided it was worth a try.
Before I began, I took time to discover what it was all about.
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. The American Cancer Society is a partner with the effort, using it to promote the fight against cancer.
The No-Shave November campaign started in 2009 on Facebook with under 50 participants.  Four years later, thousands from around the globe have joined the fight against cancer and put down their razors during November.
The rules are pretty simple — do not shave, do not trim or clip any hair.
I’ve found there are several groups using the no-shave as their promotion piece. Along with the American Cancer Society, there is a site called Movember.com.
The Movember group traces its origins to Melbourne, Australia where two men took the challenge to grow mustaches during November. Their group grew to 30 men who helped raise $43,000 for prostate cancer research.
The No-Shave group does not limit itself to the ’stache.
In the beginning, it was easy. No shaving in the morning saved time. A week into the effort, the hair began to itch. Those prickly hairs must have not liked seeing sunshine.

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