What is No-Shave


No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Learn more about how you can get involved and start getting hairy!

The Concept

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. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.

Get involved

Participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural, and skipping that waxing appointment. Put down your razor and set up your own personal No-Shave November fundraising page. If you're not ready to get hairy, sit back and support someone who is.

The Rules

The rules of No-Shave November are simple: put down your razor for 30 days and donate your monthly hair-maintenance expenses to the cause. Strict dress-code at work? Don't worry about it! We encourage participation of any kind; grooming and trimming are perfectly acceptable.

Our Mission

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.



Put down your razor and join the fun! Create your own personal fundraising page by registering to participate in No-Shave November.

Register to Participate

Sign up to officially participate in No-Shave November. Stop shaving and start fundraising! If you’ve got that competitive edge, get a group together and start your own team. Thinking maybe you’d rather go solo? Sign up as an individual and set up your personal fundraising page today.

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Support the Cause

No-Shave November and its funded programs are putting your donation dollars to work, investing in groundbreaking cancer research and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. Donate to your favorite team or participant or make a general donation.

Funded Programs


No-Shave November is proud to be working with the following organizations to achieve our mission.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection.

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Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) is a leading patient-empowerment and advocacy organization in the United States, providing balanced and objective information on colon and rectal cancer research, treatment, and policy.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer.

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Spread the Word

With your help, we can get the word out.


Like, Retweet, Snap & More

Help us spread awareness by sharing No-Shave November on social media. Now that you're rocking that new look, snap it and let the world know that you're participating in the fun! Every like and every retweet grows the No-Shave November community.


Print it & Post it

Want everyone at the office to know why you're getting so hairy? Print out a flyer and post it on your school bulletin board, fridge, cubicle wall, and on the telephone pole outside of your house! You can help No-Shave November grow awareness in every community.

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Awareness Initiatives

Want to join forces? Reach out to our organization at info@no-shave.org and let us know what initiatives you’d like to see our non-profit take part in outside of No-Shave November!


Support the cause by picking up some limited-edition No-Shave November gear! You’ll be able to rock some sweet merchandise plus all the proceeds benefit the cause!

Our Story

No-Shave November has been a tradition for many years, but in 2009 the Chicago-based Hill family decided to reinvent the activity to raise money for charity. This project held special meaning to the eight Hill children after their father, Matthew Hill, passed away from colon cancer in November 2007.

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Press Releases

See who's covered our amazing story, as we continue to work towards our mission.