Grow a Mustache, Help Cure Children’s Cancer

December 17, 2007 by  
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It may not be as scandalous as getting naked for charity, but this is definitely a cause that I can get behind.

Mustaches for Kids
is a volunteer organization of over a dozen chapters throughout North America that raises money for various children’s charities. Since its inception in 1999, its members have garnered sponsorships to support their facial hair efforts.

From the organization’s website:

Here’s how it works: Each year, during the four-week Growing Season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Growers sprout sweet, sweet Mustaches. Per Mustaches for Kids bylaws, they shave their faces, except for the Mustache, a minimum of one time per week and solicit donations from friends, family, co-workers, and people in the community. Kind of like getting pledges to run a marathon. Without the exertion, cramping, or dehydration. Call it a facial hair marathon.

Who knew that facial hair could do so much good? My hometown chapter, Mustaches for Kids Houston, just finished their run this weekend and will be donating their money to the Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Can’t wait to see how much their facial plumage raised in donations!

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