In 1999, a group of men in Adelaide, South Australian created the name "Movember" with the idea of growing mustaches in the month of November to raise money for the RSPCA. It was a separate group, however, with the same name out of Melbourne, Australia that brought the event to its current worldwide stage. This Movember charity organization raises money for increasing awareness for a variety of men's health issues including prostate cancer and depression. Since its inception in 2004, the group has raised over $299 million dollars and has 1.9 million users registered.
Whether beard or mustache, you can breathe a sigh of relief as these events finish their course in these final days of November. Shaving time!
The photos above are from Frontier Fiesta, a popular three day event held at the University of Houston. Inside the University of Houston Digital Library, you can find historic photographs of UH. In the Frontier Fiesta Collection, you can see images like these, showing some of the exciting events that took place in the 1950s here on campus.