***Update: As of Stache Bash day, we've rocketed past the $5,000 mark!!! You guys and gals totally rock, and I am so grateful for your generosity! A fellow grower has said if we can get to $7,500, he'll add $277.77 to give it sevens across the board -- can we do it?! You can keep donating until 6:30 p.m. EST today to have it count toward our M4K total. Take a look at the left for the current version, or click here to see how it's grown in the past weeks!
It's that time of year -- Mustaches for Kids Time. I'll be growing a sweet mustache between now and the 2010 DC Stache Bash (12/09/10). Last year's Jacques-stache brought in a D.C. record $4,500 for to support the KidsCare fund at Children's National Medical Center, as M4KDC raised about $45,000 overall.
This year, I'm looking for your help to raise $5,000, which will beat the all-time record for M4KDC donations! Altogether, M4KDC is aiming to bring in $55,555 for Children's. It's a tall order, but I have faith in your generosity, and in the amount of amusement you will derive from looking at my fledgling 'stache.
Any amount helps--$5, $10, $25, $500... whatever you are willing to donate!
Follow the mustache progress on my blog
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. (If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to Childrens National Medical Center, with "Mustaches for Kids" in the memo line, and shoot me an email at jacquer at gmail dot com for mailing info).
Why a 'stache, and how you can help:
While it would be acceptable--and awesome--to grow this for its own sake, this is for a larger cause. Mustaches for Kids DC supports the Kids Care fund at Children's National Medical Center
, here in DC. To hear just one story about how Children's affects kids' lives, click here
On an average day at Children’s National:
- doctors see as many as 300 children in the emergency room;
- specialists in the neonatal intensive care unit give the smallest babies a chance for a long and healthy life;
- and researchers seek new treatments that can be used immediately to save and improve lives
If that wasn't enough, last year The Children's National Medical Center provided $56 million in health care to children whose families could not afford treatment.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to family, friends, and stache lovers everywhere who you think might want to donate too!
Also, please come on our and support all of the DC-stache growers at the following events:
‘Stache Bash!!! (this is the main event of the year and I strongly encourage you and all of your friends to attend.)
Thursday December 9, 2010