It takes most men a couple of days, sometimes longer, to grow a full moustache.
All Sarah den Ouden needs is a prop and a couple of seconds.
For the second consecutive November, the 25-year-old dance and Zumba instructor - who grew up in Maple Ridge - is sporting faux facial hair on her upper lip to raise funds and awareness for men's health, with a focus on prostate cancer.
All funds raised will go to the Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada.
"I got a few funny looks this morning," den Ouden said on Nov. 1 - the first day she wore the moustache in public.
Each day this month, den Ouden plans on pressing on the 'stache when she leaves her home in the morning and peeling it off once she returns for the evening.
She is making this bold move because cancer stole someone close to her. Her grandfather, James Baker, died from prostate cancer that spread to his bones.
Last year, den Ouden wore a fake moustache for the last half of the month. Her efforts netted more than $1,000 for the cause.
She admitted there were days last November when wearing it was a chore.
"Maybe I wasn't in the best mood or something and I didn't want to do it, but I did anyway," she said. "The adhesive gets irritating; it irritates my skin a little bit, but, whatever."
Her boyfriend Curtis Wasylow is not only on board, he's growing a moustache of his own.
"I think it's awesome," he said. "I think it's a great cause. The fact that she actually - jokingly, because it's for prostate cancer - has the b***s to do it, all month, every day, everyone loves it."
Last year, Wasylow and some fellow employees at Gold's Gym in Langley decided to grow upper lip hair as part of the Movember movement.
He made a bet with den Ouden that, if she wore a fake moustache for the final two weeks and few days of November, he would give her $200.
"And she actually did it, and she ended up raising a lot more than that," Wasylow recalled.
Last year's fundraiser went so well, den Ouden decided to duplicate her efforts.
It's an ambitious undertaking. Den Ouden teaches at four different studios: Maple Ridge Dance Circle, Fusion Force in Langley, Dance In Motion in Abbotsford, and Project Dance in Chilliwack.
That means a lot of commuting, and no shortage of quizzical looks from puzzled drivers who roll up next to her.
This year, with more awareness about the Movember movement, den Ouden and Wasylow feel there just might be fewer double takes.
"I feel that people, right when they see it [the moustache], they're going to know what's up," Wasylow said.
To make a donation, visit den Ouden's Movember page by visiting http: //ca.movember. com/ and typing in "Sarah den Ouden" in the search engine.
With the success of last year's fundraiser, den Ouden has raised the bar.
Recruiting a few of her girlfriends to help out, she put together a 2013 Movember calendar, each month featuring a young woman sporting a faux moustache.
"It kind of started out as a joke and in the summer I decided that I would do it," she said.
The calendars are available for $15 each, and 1,000 have been printed. On Nov. 18, den Ouden and Wasylow will be selling calendars outside of the Save-On-Foods at Westgate Mall in Maple Ridge.
'Hot chicks with moustaches' calendar
. All the pictures were professionally shot by a freelance photographer. They are sassy while remaining tasteful. There are models posed in swimsuits.
. Some sponsors underwrote about half of the production costs of the calendars.
. More online at www.mrtimes.com