'Movember' returns: Scruffy guys draw awareness to men's health issues

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Don't be surprised if you start seeing a handsome crop of scruffy men popping up everywhere.

'Movember' is officially underway, also known in some circles as 'No shave November.'

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The annual event asks guys to grow a moustache during the month of November to raise awareness about men's health issues, including testicular and prostate cancers.

The campaign which began in Australia has found a lot of love here in the United States, where beard enthusiasts are aplenty.

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Last year, Movember participants raised more than $16 million, 78 percent of which was donated to U.S.-based men's health programs.

The rules are simple:

  1. Sign up to participate in Movember
  2. Spend 30 days to grow out your moustache
  3. Raise funds for men's health by soliciting donations from friends, family and colleagues

For more information, head over to the Movember website and sign up.