If you notice a suspicious increase in facial hair over the next four weeks, the culprits might be participating in the Mustaches for Kids DC growing season.
Thursday marks "shaving day," which is the start of a four-week mustache-growing effort to raise funds for the Kids Care Fund at Children's National Medical Center. A group of Washington guys with a little facial hair to spare and a big helping of humility will convene at Rhino Bar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m Thursday, Nov. 10. There they will shave any facial hair they currently have; participants will not shave again for four weeks.
This is the sixth year the Washington group has grown mustaches of all shapes, sizes and colors. In the past five years participants have raised $130,000, with $56,000 raised last year alone. Donations can be made online.
The culmination of the four weeks of unbridled facial hair growth is an event at Regional Food and Drink in Chinatown, the DC Stache Bash. The sixth annual event will take place Thursday, Dec. 8 and features a beauty pageant of sorts.