Johnny Depp did it. David Beckman did it.
Even Leonardo DiCaprio did it.
No-Shave November has been a tradition for s long time, but in November of 2007 Matthew Hill lost his battle with colon cancer so his children decided to turn their tragedy into something significant and meaningful by using the no-shave idea to make money for cancer. The idea quickly grew from a few followers on Facebook and went nationwide.
Hair is something meaningful because it is normally lost during chemotherapy causing many to seek wigs during this time. I would know as I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2008. Witnessing your own hair fall out can be devastating in itself.