I'd heard of Movember before - the month of November where men commit to growing a mustache - but never really knew what it was all about. Having since discovered it is a cancer awareness campaign for men, and having recently met someone who is currently fighting cancer, I'm now dedicated to the idea of growing a mustache.

One problem: I'm not particularly adept at facial hair growth. It just ends up creepy. Leaving my limitations aside, the reason I want to attempt this feat is that every time someone grimaces at the sight of my upper lip, or every time I see myself in a mirror I am reminded to pray for my friend Ben and his healing.

So men everywhere - join me won't you? Pray for friends and family you know that have cancer and join the bond of mustache men for November. Join the trend on twitter and instagram with #teamben or #movember. Here's where I am at: