Two groups with similar sounding names ask men to stop shaving in November and raise money and awareness for good causes.
So how do you keep Movember and No-Shave November separate and how do you decide which charity to support?
Let us help you figure it out.
The Movember Foundation says it’s the “only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round.”
You’re supposed to grow a mustache throughout the month and raise funds for men’s health. The foundation also have a “move” challenge, asking participants to set up a challenge, track progress toward the goal and raise funds.
The Movember Foundation began in 2003 with two Australians friends (Travis Garone and Luke Slattery). By 2015, the Movember Foundation had raised more than $710 million and expanded its reach into 21 countries.
No-Shave November is a “web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research and education.”
It encourage men (and women) to let their hair grow — “participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural and skipping that waxing appointment” — and donate the money you’d spend on shaving and grooming to cancer prevention.
No-Shave November was started in 2009 by the Hill family of the Chicago area as a way to honor their father Matthew, who died in 2007 from colon cancer.
Both charities are registered as 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.