It’s that time of year again gentlemen. Movember is back, and it’s time to sport that moustache you’ve always wanted. Sure, you may get some strange glances on the train in the morning, your boss may question your new look, and your girlfriend may make empty threats, but you can tell all those naysayers your mustache isn’t merely a questionable fashion statement or expression of your manliness; it’s a noble quest to raise awareness for men’s health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancer.

You can register by yourself or with a team of your newly mustachioed friends with Movember & Sons to track your  mustache progress and use their tools to fundraise for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation. People who want to donate “sponsor” your mustache as you grow and groom your masterpiece over the course of the month.

If you need a little mustache inspiration, here’s JanSport co-founder Skip Yowell in the early 80′s sporting a fine example.