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…
You can visit www.Moustachemarch.com for more information.
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.
March 22nd will be Law Enforcement/Fire Fighter/Moustache March night at the Rose Garden. WWW.Moustachemarch.com will have a Kiosk on the concourse where they will “Shave the Day”.
This event is open to anyone from the community who wishes to join in. Shaving (or growing) is not mandatory, it’s about having fun making a difference.
If you have any questions, concerns, comments or answers please let us know!
live the ‘stache,
Nate “Tank” Heath