MO BROS: The LIpshifts are Colin Gilmore, John Gass, David Stuart, Blainey Woodham and Troy Kippen.
MO BROS: The LIpshifts are Colin Gilmore, John Gass, David Stuart, Blainey Woodham and Troy Kippen. John Gass Twemo

Lipshifting for a cause

MEET the Lipshifts.

They are a likely bunch of APN journalists and photographers united by one cause: Movember.

They, like millions of people across the world, have rallied behind men's health - Beyond Blue and the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.

More than 3000 men die from prostate cancer in Australia each year - equal to that of breast cancer.

A statistic the boys are keen to throw some money at.

In the first week, the Lipshifts managed to raise $60, they have a long way to go to reach their target of $1000, but you can help.

Visit au.movember.com, click the donate tab and type in Lipshifts.

Photographer, doubling as team captain Blainey Woodham, gathered his band of merry men for a photo on Tuesday - after turning down a photo request last week because the boys felt they needed more time to condition their facial growth.

"I managed to collect a couple of hundred dollars on my own last year," he said. "This year bulk numbers is the go."

The team captain said he was confident in his face's ability to grow bushy lip brush.

"I'm going for the Mexican cowboy," he said.

Journo Colin Gilmore is making the most of the hairy situation.

"The idea of saddling the boss with an entire newsroom of hairy-nose-underliners was simply too amusing to pass up," he said.

"The only problem is people are looking at me strangely much more than they used to, but I tend to assume if they're men they're just jealous, and if they're women they're simply admiring my manly upper lip growth."