Nov 5 2014

When growing a mustache, the first week is the hardest

Original: Mustaches for Kids - Ottawa

Its never too late to register: http://m4kottawa.org/join/

Come celebrate your freshman stache! Same bat time, same bat place: Friday November 7, 7pm – we will convene at House of Targ for weekly mustachery.

Hey! We’re in the Targ Zine (on newstands everywhere) AND every quarter dumped into WWF Wrestlefest is being donated to M4K.  Come out and support – the first round of Wrestlefest is on us.

And… Don’t forget: take your pic on friday and send it to us to post to the gallery.

Need some cool stuff to help your campaign? Posters, pins, fake mustaches- we got it all.

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Oct 29 2014

The Clean Shave Is Nigh!

Original: Mustaches for Kids - Ottawa

Clean shave day is upon us. My follicles (aka spidey senses) are tingling.  This is going to be the best M4K ever.

  • Join us and be awesomehttp://m4kottawa.org/join/
  • We’re kicking off this year with our good friends theUnshaven Mavens at the House of Targ on Thursday, October 30 as they wrap up their campaign.  If you’re not sure what an Unshaven Maven is, try to imagine the female version of a M4K.  Join us, it’ll be a blast. The good times start around 7pm ((Warning: they may not stop until you shave your stache in December)). We’ll also have some new M4K gear to kick off your campaign.
  • This year we have a table at the Make a Wish 3 Wishes Gala. Trevor, Mike and I will be there (with dates) and have room at the table for 2 more couples. Tickets are $125 each. We’ve been going for a few years, and it’s a blast.  Send an email to info@m4kottawa.org. Its Sat Nov 22nd, click for more info.
  • I’ve posted an article on the impact you make – its the wish stories of the kids we help. Be proud of it, share it around – you could even send it in an email to your donors from last year. Read more here: 

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Oct 28 2014

In 2014, there were still mustaches

Original: Mustaches for Kids: Vancouver Chapter

BCCHF-logo-webOnce again, a small subset of manly men in Vancouver will use sharp blades and small electric appliances to remove all hair from their face areas. They will then continue to shave said faces on a regular basis except for the area above the upper lip and below the nose, thus creating a mustache.

These mustaches will grow for nearly one full lunar cycle until they reach maturity. As they grow, their owners will collect donations and raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Being a group of dynamic, mustache-growing men, we’ve decided to set our sights on a new beneficiary of our fundraising efforts. The BC Children’s Hospital, located in Vancouver, does fantastic and important work to take care of the province’s most seriously ill and injured children, from newborn to adolescent.

We’ve always been about the kids, and so is BC Children’s Hospital. So let’s get our “grow” on.

Clean Shave Day is Thursday, November 6th at The Railway Club (Seymour and Dunsmuir) at 8pm!

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Oct 20 2014

You Grew A Mustache For These Kids

Original: Mustaches for Kids - Ottawa

Hayden’s Wish To Go … On A Disney Cruise Line
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Hayden is a beautiful 5 year old boy with severe epilepsy. When we visited him he told us right away that he wanted to “see Pluto on a big boat!” Hayden’s wish was our command, and we sent him on a Disney Cruise Line®.

He a fantastic time. Hayden loved playing in Andy’s Room (based on the Toy Story character) and in the Oceaneer’s club. He was thrilled to find out that he could get ice cream all day. He danced on the Castaway Cay island and met Mickey Mouse. But the moment he was waiting for was the chance to meet Pluto.

“The look on his face when he met Pluto for the first time made me cry,” Hayden’s mom told us. “The sheer joy on his face was the definite highlight of the wish trip.”

His family thanked us for making Hayden’s dreams come true, and also thanked WestJet for “all of the wonderful help they gave our family to make travelling easier.”

Khateyanna’s Wish To Go…to Walt Disney World Resort!

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Sep 30 2014

Just Let Them Grow!

Original: The Beard Coach

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Our collective voice is needed!  The time has come for beard discrimination – Beardscrimination – to end!  My man Shane is working from his deep-seated beliefs that the hairs on a man’s face are not an indicator of his trustworthiness or his academic prowess.

Brigham Young University has long held the beard in contempt for unknown reasons.  I even wrote about this ridiculousness in my Beard Manifesto (download here) waaaaaaay back in the year 2009.

You can do your part by promoting the movement’s website and takng part in its efforts to make the beard acceptable to the “Powers That Be” at BYU.   http://www.bikeforbeards.com

It also wouldn’t hurt just to point out that this is what Brigham Young – the namesake of the beardless university looked like.

Brigham Young c.1870

Brigham Young c.1870

Really, BYU?  What this non-Mormon is picking up is a lot of hypocrisy.  Maybe it’s time for an about-face on this policy.  An about-bearded-face.

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Sep 15 2014

2013 WBMC Results

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

View the results of the 2001 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany on November 2, 2013 here.

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Sep 14 2014

Update #14: digital downloads are here, physical copies on the way soon!

Original: Kickstarter: Beardo the Movie - a documentary

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Sep 2 2014

Vote now for Remington’s Beard Boss

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

The polls are now open for the Remington Beard Boss contest. Chose your favorite from the 12 weekly finalists. The winner gets a free trip to Portland for the World Beard and Moustache Championships on October 25.

Vote here.

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Aug 24 2014

August 29 deadline for Remington #beardboss contest and free trip to worlds!

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

beardbossThere is less than a week to enter the Beard Boss contest and win a free trip to Portland for the world championships courtesy of Remington Products.

The deadline to enter is August 29. Just post a picture of your beard or moustache on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #beardboss by August 29. An online vote will chose the winner from twelve weekly finalists.

Meanwhile, you can register for the world championships here.

Complete contest rules.

Pictured: Beard Boss MJ Johnson, National champ, imperial partial beard.Mike Johnson

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Aug 22 2014

New Zealand’s First BMC

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

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Planning to be in New Zealand on October 17? Don’t miss New Zealand’s First Beard and Moustache Championships at the Kings Arms Tavern, 59 France St, Auckland, New Zealand. The fun starts at 6 pm.

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Aug 12 2014

Update #12: A Whisker Away

Original: Kickstarter: Beardo the Movie - a documentary

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Jul 23 2014

NY Times: “The modern man has a beard.”

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

modern manPhoto by Chris Warde-Jones for The New York Times

Stating the oh-so obvious, the New York Times, famous for “all the news that’s fit to print,” recently declared what all of us have known for quite some time: The modern man has a beard.

The Times was reporting on the big international men’s trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy, where most of the male fashion models sported beards. According to the report, there has been a “generational shift from the smooth cheeks that defined Western masculinity for at least 100 years.”

Duh.

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Jul 6 2014

We’re Headed To The Beach

Original: The Jacksonville Beardsmith Society

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Hello Beardsmith's. We're headed to the beach! This months meeting, July 17th,  will be held at The Blind Rabbit, 311 North 3rd Street Suite 107, Jacksonville Beach, FL. 32205. We'll be there from 6-9. If you can, please let me know if you'll be attending so we can give them a heads up. Have an awesome week and we'll see you on the 17th.

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Jun 30 2014

Update #11: Schedules and surveys

Original: Kickstarter: Beardo the Movie - a documentary

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May 12 2014

Happy Birthday, Beard!

Original: The Beard Coach

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Happy birthday to you – Happy birthday to you – Happy biiiiiirthday, dear Beard.  Happy birthday to you!

Beard, you’re ten years old today!  Ten years old!  You’re no longer a small child beard, but you haven’t yet gotten to the strange pre-teen stage where angst and drama could begin to burst forth at any moment.  Nope, you’re comfortable with who you are and you know what you like.

You like staying pretty long, but not epic length.  Just long enough for people to notice you and wonder, “Where are that hipster’s horn-rimmed glasses?  And why isn’t he wearing chukkas?  Maybe his anchor tattoo is covered up by his sleeve.”

You like waving in a good strong breeze.  Like a noble flag.  Made of hair.

You like taking a dip in the water in the summer so that the air can cool my face in the most refreshing way.

Occasionally you get a wild hair (see what I did there!) to be trimmed close to my face.  Only for you to hear my wife accost me for harming you.  Even though you asked for it.

We have so much fun together, Beard!  Remember these classic moments?

- Losing that pie eating contest, but looking so awesome when we were done that everyone wanted our picture

- Road tripping in...

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