Ladies and Gentelmen -- well, gentlemen really -- welcome to Movember 2011.

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If you haven’t heard of Movember, it’s a month-long campaign, a “Move-ment” perhaps, to raise awareness and funding for men’s heath issues, in particular prostate cancer.

Last year, the Movember charity raised $7.5 million in the US, and $80.7 million globally, with almost a half a million people doing their best Tom Selleck impersonation. This year Movember expects that number to exceed 600,000, and here at OnTheSnow, we're part of that cohort.

This month, the men of the OTS staff will grow our staches out for the next 30 days, and document our flavor savor growth on the team site and on Facebook. We'll be asking our friends, family and spouses to support the cause with donations to Movember. The OnTheSnow team is open to everyone, and we want you to join us!

Here are the ground rules (although it’s not exactly a serious competition here).

Men must start Movember clean shaven.

Click here to find out who’s on our team and see some photos of the OTS staff.

If you want to join the team, simply register yourself and request to join team OnTheSnow. We'd love to see your Movember photos on Facebook or our team site.

Grow that mo through December 1, and have some fun with it. It’s a great conversation starter, you’ll look particularly dashing at Thanskgiving, and you can charge your significant other a few dollars (donated to Movember, of course) to shave it off on December 1.

Here’s a breakdown of where the money goes.

We hope you’ll join team OTS, grow out that lip caterpillar, and donate to the team. If not, enjoy our sorry excuses for staches on Facebook all month. Team OTS will update our pics once a week, starting today. Hopefully we’ll post at least a few shots with frozen powder snow frosting our furry lips.