Next time you see a guy with a particularly impressive mustache, supplement your admiration/envy/judgment by handing him a $10 bill. Because that ‘stache just might not be a questionable lifestyle choice, but a fundraising tool to benefit sick children in the D.C. area.
This ploy is the strategy behind Mustaches 4 Kids, a nationwide, volunteer-run organization that began in 1999, whose D.C. chapter is kicking off their mustache marathon with a “Shaving Day” party tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Georgetown’s Rhino Bar and Pumphouse. This event will include drink specials, wing specials, giveaways, and, of course, shaving, as the official mustache growing and money making begins tomorrow. This year, Rhino’s male bartenders are all joining in the cause, and the bar will be full of mustachioed men by the end of the month.
Although many of their events take place in bars, M4KDC strongly encourages Georgetown students to join the cause, which entails growing a mustache and collecting pledges from friends, family, and ‘stache enthusiasts. All proceeds go to the Children’s National Medical Center‘s Childrens National Kids Care Fund, which, according to M4KDC’s website, “responds to the basic needs of children’s healthcare.”
“Growing a mustache is an experience unlike any other, and we highly recommend it,” a M4KDC representative wrote in an email. “Especially for the scene it will cause at the family Thanksgiving table.”
To join the cause, visit M4KDC’s registration page.
Photo from Mustaches 4 Kids.