During November, we embrace the cultural diversity of Native Americans while also recognizing the historical controversy and challenges they face. This total of almost 10 million people accounts for 2.9% of the entire United States population. Many Native communities, often residing on reservation lands, face steadily increasing obstacles such as limited resources, increased poverty, diminished access to healthcare services, and certain rare conditions.
Through the month of November, “No-Shave” participants let their hair grow as a way to start conversations and raise money for cancer research. Participants pledge to donate the cost of hair grooming for the month – from several dollars for razors to hundreds for a hair salon visit – to fund cancer research and increase cancer awareness.