Some of the crew at the Moustache March Blazer Game
Wow, I truly don’t know where this month went. I blinked and it is almost over, dang day job getting in the way of Moustache March Magic.
The following Press Release went out to local news outlets in the Portland/Vancouver area today. I just checked and we are now at:
$12,819.48 There’s still time left, keep raising!
News Release from: Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office
CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVITES COMMUNITY TO GROW TOGETHER
Posted: March 29th, 2012 4:34 PM
With only two days to go, Moustache March has officially passed the record for donations to the American Cancer Society set last year. In 2011 deputies and citizens grew together raising $11,145.00. As 3/29/12 $12,015.01 has been raised for the American Cancer Society! Sgt Shane Gardner of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office says “In three years now we have raised over $25,000.00 for a cause that benefits everyone from child to adult, across all socio-economic levels. Our organization has been directly effected by Cancer and we participate in this annual event to fight back against this indiscriminate disease.”
About 60 Deputies and their family members attended the March 22nd Trailblazer game (against the Grizzlies ironically) and many shaved off their moustaches on the concourse before the game to draw attention to the event.
On April 2nd at 11:00 AM at Clark County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, notable moustaches like those sported by Sheriff Lucas, Sergeants Trimble and Neiman (who have each had their moustaches for over 31 years), and a few others will come off under the skilled hands of “Big Rick” from Bernie and Rollies Barber Shop.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the more than 90 participants of Moustache March would like to thank the media, Burgerville USA, Bernie and Rollies Barber Shop, Starbucks, and the Portland Trailblazers for helping make this another great success…
It’s not to late to contribute… http://community.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=41637&pg=entry
It’s that time of year again: March! This is the time of year we all put our egos aside and either shave what we normally sport, or grow what we normally keep short. MOUSTACHE MARCH!
This year we are offering bragging rights to the winners of several categories including: Clean Starters, Early Growers, The Ladies, The Fakers, Year-Rounders, and The Lil Ones. As it has been for the last two years, all donations raised will go directly to the American Cancer Society.
Last year Deputy Jim Orr grew with us and attended our Shave off on April 1st. On August 2, just four months later, he lost his battle with Melanoma Cancer. He is one of the many reasons we are trying to make a difference.
Cancer touches us all in some way or another. This is our way of fighting it; raising money for research to find a cure.
This year the American Cancer Society has created a website just for our fundraiser like they have for “Race for a Cure” access it below.
The most disappointing thing I hear when asking people about participating in Moustache March is either, “My lady won’t let me have a moustache” or “I am not letting my guy have a moustache.” Mind you, I am very fortunate in this department, I started dating my lucky lady in January so very early on she was able to experience the magic of Moustache March. She was slightly hesitant at first, but embraced it quickly. This year I asked her to write something to the other ladies out there who might have some reservations about the most wonderful month of the year, read on:
Why You Should ‘Let’ Your Man do Moustache March
1. It’s harmless fun
2. It will repel all other women
3. You’ll be considered a ‘cool wife’
4. Once it gets past the stubble stage, it won’t hurt you when you kiss him
5. It’s entertaining all month long
6. He can raise money for a great cause, the American Cancer Society
7. You’ll appreciate him all the more come April
I am not sure about number 2 on the list, but hopefully her words might persuade a few of you ladies to “let” your men join in this year.
Another note, being the loving husband that I am, I have always offered that my wife could have her month of fun with “Armpit Hair April.” And I am also a big fan of any woman that participates in Moustache March with us.
We love our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. We have made contact with several members over the last several years that participate in Moustache March, non more than the Air Force. The Air Force holds a special regard for one Robin Olds, a fighter pilot during both WWII and Vietnam. Besides his fighter pilot skills he was known for his non-regulation moustache, which is honored every March by the men, and maybe some women of the Air Force.
This week I received the video below from Lt. Todd Afshar to encourage his fellow Airmen and the rest of the Air Force to get ready for Moustache March. Enjoy.
I am way late and I apologize to our South American moustached brethren about not getting the word out about their international “Don’t Shave in May” campaign. These guys take their moustaches seriously in Brazil and are getting prepped stealthily for their June Moustache event. I have seen their stuff before and even though I don’t read or speak the language of the Brazilians, there is some good stuff on their site.
If you missed Moustache March and Moustache May, and just can’t wait for Movember get on board with Comando Mustache! I don’t think you want to mess with these guys based on their site logo, so get serious about it.
If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter, it is a very cool site that facilitates start-up projects. Usually once a project is completely funded you receive something back for the ‘donation.’ I have spent some time looking around the last few days and stumbled across “The Original Cowboy Comb” specifically designed both to work with/look like a moustache.
The great thing is right now if you give at least $1 you will receive a comb and sticker set IF they get fully funded. So please head on over, watch their video, read the info and support some guys supporting the moustache! (I did)
Tell ‘em Moustache March sent ya!
The Kickstarter campaign is set to expire Wednesday Jun 15, 2011 and you can also visit their website CowboyComb.com.
So I have no problem sharing the fact that I am a big fan of Justin Bieber. He is talented, you cannot deny it. So I got pretty excited when I was looking on twitter and found the following…
Apparently his 17th birthday on March 1st inspired him to join the world of the moustached. I think that he really wanted to increase his male 18-88 demographic. But I am more excited that his nearly 8 million followers are now aware of Moustache March.
If you would like to try see what Bieber looks like with a ‘stache (as I did to the right) head on over to the Justin Bieber Mustache Builder and enjoy.
What a wonderful day this first day of March is! Twitter and Facebook are alive with moustache talk. I wish that I could post to the blog with every thought/experience I have during the month but a lot of the time I get bogged down with the logistics behind the scenes.
That is why I am putting out to you to help make this blog what it should be. If you have something to say about Moustache March, whether it be an event, a personal experience or just some general opinion, I would love to get it up on the blog. (I would especially love some of our women supporters to share their support)
If you are interested head on over to the Moustache March Contact Page and send me a note letting me know what you would like to talk about.
I constantly get questions about what Moustache March is, why we do it, etc. Well in the past I wrote a F.A.Q on the website that you can find here. But I thought I would write a little more here to help people understand.
The question I probably get most often is, “how can I get involved?” What a loaded question! One thing that we are trying to do this year is have our site be the spot where you can find all the different groups that are doing activities during the month. I hear all the time about different events happening and am hoping to connect people up to honor the ‘stache.
Which brings me to my next thing, honoring the ‘stache. That is our most important mission. There are a lot of groups out there that think you need to be clean shaven at the beginning of March, but my problem with that is that I would only have a moustache for the last few days of the month. So I started in October so that I would have a showing that would truly honor all that is the moustache.
The other big dilemma is the Moustache vs. Mustache debate. When we started we didn’t even think about it, we went with the moustache spelling because it is more traditional and the World Beard and Moustache Championships spell it that way. There is a great site at www.mustachemarch.com, the only problem is I haven’t heard anything from them since 2005 and it seems that they have given up, sad. I do support both spellings because it just makes sense.
So after my rambling here is a summary of what we want you to do to get involved:
• Grow a moustache, duh!
• Go to www.moustachemarch.com look around get motivated and get involved
• Take pictures, make videos, make music and get it online. Send it to us and make it fun. Whether it’s you by yourself in front of a mirror or 100 moustaches taking on the white house just do it.
• Network! Get people involved, get involved with events, motivate people, entertain people.
• Go to www.moustachestore.com and buy some stuff!
• While at the store become a lifetime member and show your support.
• Join the mailing list on the site so you know what is going on.