How Did No-Shave November Get Started?

November is here, which means lots of men (and women) will be putting their razors away for ‘No-Shave November’.  But how exactly did this hirsute tradition get started?

‘No-Shave November’ – also known as ‘Movember’ – began in 2003 when Australians Travis Garone and Luke Slattery decided to turn their attempt to grow mustaches into a fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

They raised over $40,000 that year – and more importantly, started a movement that now spans across the globe. The rules are simple: don’t shave and let that facial and body hair grow free for an entire month.

Donating to the Movember Foundation or other charities is recommended – but anyone can participate.

Do you observe ‘No-Shave November’?  What’s the longest you’ve gone without shaving?