The month formerly known as November is the time when men are encouraged to develop their facial hair to raise money for prostate cancer research.
The Movember Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation which runs the annual men’s health initiative, Movember, across the globe. Its UK partner is the Prostate Cancer Charity.
Why not get involved? You may even win a 'Moscar', awarded to the best Movember video.
In Scotland, the first minister has become the first mo-nister with Alex Salmond lending his support (and his upper lip) to the campaign. He said: 'Movember is a fantastic campaign and I've been impressed by how its message has resonated across the world. I would encourage as many people as possible to don a moustache and help raise awareness and funds for cancers that affect men.'
Like many good ideas, Movember was born in a pub - in this case, in Melbourne, Australia in 2003.
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