Have you noticed an increase in moustaches and facial hair recently?

Once an effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer only, no-shave November — commonly known as Movember, from the Australian slang for moustache, “mo” — now shines a light on other aspects of men’s health, including testicular cancer and mental illness.

The Movember Foundation has raised $559 million and funded more than 800 programs in 21 countries, according to its website, by asking men to let their facial hair run wild to start conversations about men’s health. “To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won’t stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist,” the site proclaims.

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Here at MunichNOW, we want everyone to lead their healthiest lives. Men are less likely to see a doctor than women, particularly among young adults, and men, on average, die five years earlier than women.

That’s why we’ve rounded up a handful of our favorite Movember photos below. Take a look — then share your own with us using #MNMovember

November is Movember -- munichFOTO
November is Movember — munichFOTO
November is Movember -- munichFOTO
November is Movember — munichFOTO
November is Movember -- munichFOTO
November is Movember — munichFOTO
November is Movember -- munichFOTO
November is Movember — munichFOTO

Source: Huffington Post, Healthy Living