SINGAPORE - It's Movember this weekend.
That's the name for the annual month-long charity that encourages men to grow a moustache for a month in November to raise funds and awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer.
And some have already been coming together to show support.
In Singapore on Thursday, Mr David Fong, chief operating officer of the Singapore Cancer Society and Mr Philip Green, the Australian High Commissioner, came together with Mr P.J. Roberts, president of the Australia and New Zealand Association (ANZA), and Mr Greg Rafferty, manager of Movember Asia, to share a "shave down" to prepare for Movember.
"By personally donating my top lip for 30 days, I can use my moustache to spark conversations about men's health and gain support for Singapore's Movember campaign," Mr Green said.
Mr Greg Rafferty, manager of Movember Asia on razor duty as (from left) Australian High Commissioner Philip Green, Mr P.J. Roberts, president of the Australia and New Zealand Association, and Mr David Fong, chief operating officer of the Singapore Cancer Society, await their turn. -- PHOTO: AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION
A sum of $600 has already been raised and he hoped this would increase.
It will be third time that Movember is being marked in Singapore. The money raised will go towards supporting men's health programmes by the Singapore Cancer Society.
Supporters of Movember can register at sg.movember.com to join the movement.
Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad, 52, is the ambassador for this year's Movember movement.
He will be at Robinsons The Heeren on Saturday from 2 to 4pm to shave to commemorate the first day of Movember.