Traditionally, men use noble causes as an excuse not to shave during November.

No-Shave November, a campaign run by the nonprofit Matthew Hill Foundation, raises funds for Fight Colorectal Cancer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Prevent Cancer Foundation by encouraging men (and women) to let their hair grow for a month.

Andy Steinke is features editor at The Herald-Palladium. Email him at asteinke@TheHP.com or follow him on Twitter @DecodingDadhood.