WELCOME! to facial hair February

Gentlemen, (and a certain group of select ladies) put away your razors. Today marks the first of 28 days of unbridled follicular growth. (yes, follicular is a word. look it up.) Sound vague? Let me explain.

A group of 100 facial-hair growing contestants have come together in a month-long competition consisting of two wheeled races, nights out and lots of fun to benefit local charity, Treehouse. Tonight, Blue C Sushi marks the kick-off of this competition. While the thought of beards and ‘staches mixed with raw seafood and udon have been met with conflicted emotions, no one can argue that the cause is wonderful, and that it will be entertaining. Proceeds benefitting Treehouse will help fund their multitude of programs that support the positive growth of foster children. So if you’re not excited about the other kick-off happening today (and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re not), join a sea of hair and fish alike and vote on your favorite fuzzy sculptures for a good cause! For more info or to get involved in the 28-days of hairy madness, check out the official Beard & Stache fest website.

4 Comments so far

  1. thirstyfortea on February 2nd, 2009 @ 10:47 am

    Treehouse seems like a great organization but this smells to me like a huge ripoff of 826’s Mustache-A-Thon. http://www.826mustaches.blogspot.com/ Seems a shame to dip your toes into another nonprofit’s fundraising pool. (Disclaimer – I am not affiliated with either group, nor do I sport facial hair.)

  2. Zee Grega (zeegrega) on February 2nd, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    This is at least the second year of this event so it’s not like they saw 826’s event last year and decided to copy them then; even if they did, so what? They’re events held for good causes at different times of the year.

    There are several dozens, maybe even hundreds (it sure seems like it, anyway), of fundraising races and walks in the Seattle area. Are they are "ripping off" each other? Is it "a shame" that there are multiple groups trying to race money to fight more than one disease?

    I’m not affiliated with either group myself, but I know a pointlessly petty comment when I see one.

  3. Red Links 3/02/09 : Alexia Golez (pingback) on February 2nd, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

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  4. theworldisfun on February 3rd, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

    I assure you this is not at all a rip-off of the 826 project as there’s was a growing competition, and this is a showing competition. Fundraising is done in an entirely different way for each event and both events support a very worthy cause.

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