Originating in Australia, this annual event has been running in New Zealand since 2006. To date more than 50,000 people have participated and $4million has been raised.
If you are considering growing a moustache, One thousand beards: a cultural history of facial hair provides excellent tips on planning, selecting and growing beards and moustaches.
Looking for some inpiration? There are a variety of styles to choose from and there are a number of moustached luminaries such as Salavador Dali, Charlie Chaplin, Tom Selleck and Frank Zappa, whose moustaches have become as famous as the person themselves.
To support this worthy cause, check out the Movember website.