More than $1.5 million raised during 10th annual No-Shave November

Fundraising campaign encourages people to #LetItGrow to fight cancer

Published on December 12, 2018

Updated on January 14, 2019

Contact: Hayley Cooke
(703) 837-3692

Alexandria, Va. – Things got hairy this November as more than 15,000 people put down their razors to join No-Shave November, a month-long campaign which raises awareness and funds for cancer prevention, education and research. The more than $1.5 million raised this year will benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation®, Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

No-Shave November began in 2009, two years after Matthew Hill passed away from colorectal cancer. His eight grown children and their partners founded the Matthew Hill Foundation in his memory and kicked off No-Shave November to raise money for cancer-fighting nonprofit organizations. During the month of November, participants are asked to forgo their hair removal routine and grow it out for those who can’t, in honor of many cancer patients who lose hair during treatment. They are also encouraged to donate what they’d normally spend on grooming supplies, and to reach out to their friends and families for donations.

“No-Shave is a brilliant catalyst to get people talking about cancer,” said Carolyn Aldigé, Founder and CEO of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. “The Prevent Cancer Foundation is a proud supporter of No-Shave November and we are honored to be a beneficiary of the event for the fourth consecutive year. To all participants and donors, we thank you for helping us in our mission of saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection.”

Donations for No-Shave November will be accepted through the end of 2018. To donate, visit

About the 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. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy.

To learn more about No-Shave November, visit

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