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Show Us Your 'Stache! LAist Readers Rock Movember

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Dateline: Movember 9th, 2010. Day nine of a month-long endeavor to raise awareness of and funds for men's health issues by growing (or, in some cases, affixing) some hair above the upper lip.

How does a fuzzy face do some good? Movember explains:

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

Yesterday we asked our readers via Twitter if they'd share with us a snapshot of their 'stache, and tell us why they're doing it. This is what we got. If you want to support their local growth, give 'em a shout. We'll check in with them later, and see who else is getting hairy this month in the name of health.