Get ready to grow that mustache, baby.

The month known for skipping shaving, isn’t just a chance to don a 1970s mustache, it's also an opportunity to raise awareness and money for men’s health, according to the Movember Foundation.

While many people associate Movember with mustaches, it's about more than that, according to Doug Prusoff, Movember Community Development Manager.

"For us, it’s just making sure that people understand the significance of what we are doing," Prusoff said. Funds raised by Movember are distributed to several partners in the U.S. including the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Prevention Institute in the U.S.

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The Movember Foundation started in 2003 with 30 men and has grown to 5 million "Mo Bros and Mo Sistas," according to the non-profit, which raises funds and awareness for testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

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People can sign up on the fundraising page and make the commitment to reach out to friends, family and others for donations during the month of November.

Here are three ways to participate (ladies, there are some opportunities for you, too):

Grow your Mo: Pledge to grow your mustache for 30 days and raise funds for men's health. Prusoff said it's ideal to shave your face on Nov. 1, or a few days after and become a "walking, talking [men's health] billboard for the month."

Take the Move challenge: Pledge to get physically active this Movember by running a race or working out. People can track their progress and raise funds.

Plan a Movember event: Plan and host a Movember event to raise money.

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in November 2016.

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