Our associate publicist Bobby Wicks is participating in Movember to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, and he needs your support!

BobbyThis is Bobby, pre-‘stache, on November 1. We’ll be sharing photo updates throughout the month—follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to keep up with his progress.

“When I was in high school, my favorite teacher revealed to his class that he had prostate cancer and was undergoing treatment. More than a decade later, he’s still here and I see him every time I go back to my hometown. My best friend’s dad recently had the same diagnosis, and has successfully undergone treatment. Growing a mustache is a simple, visible way for me to show my support for the men in my life who face this fight, and it allows me to speak with others about the importance of screening and research. My coworkers at Other Press have been very supportive of the decision to grow my hairy badge of honor, and I hope that come November 30th I have an upper lip to make them proud.”

You can learn more about Movember, find men’s health resources, and donate to Bobby’s fund-raising campaign here.

Looking for further reading? In Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers, a prostate oncologist and a twenty-year prostate cancer patient team up to offer the latest thinking on prostate cancer management in clear, easy-to-understand prose. New York Times best-selling author Dr. Christiane Northrup calls it “a masterpiece of eye-opening science that promises to enhance the lives of thousands of men diagnosed with prostate cancer every year.”

This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of the Other Press newsletter. Sign up here.