It’s Stachetober!

Just click the picture above to go to our GoFundMe page!

Just click the picture above to go to our GoFundMe page!

Over the last couple of years, there has been a group of paramedics that I work with who have taken it upon themselves to grow mustaches in the name of cancer awareness during the month of October.  The event is known as Stachetober, and each year, more and more paramedics and EMTs throughout my county have joined to participate.  Many would ask why we are not doing this in November, as many other people do, but many view November as a month where you do not shave at all.  Sadly, our departmental regulations prevent that.  They do, however, allow you to have a sweet mustache, so we do our own thing in the month of October.

This year, against my better judgement, I have decided that I am going to join my colleagues (who are all male by the way) and grow myself as sweet a stache as I possibly can.

In keeping with the growth of Stachetober, we have also decided to take on a charity this year, and are soliciting for donations from friends, family, and the general public.  The charity that has been selected is All the Difference Inc Pediatrics Services For Developmental Difference which one of my colleagues rightly describes as “a phenomenal non profit company that works with children with developmental disabilities and special needs.”  It is a charity that is near and dear to one of our paramedics’ hearts.

So how can you help?  How can you support us in growing our sweet sweet ‘staches?  Just head over to our GoFundMe account and contribute!  Any amount will help. . . even if it is just a dollar.  Any amount will help us make the itching, the funny looks, and the laughs worth it.  More importantly you will be giving to a GREAT charity.

And, as always, thanks to everyone who takes the time to contribute.  The money this year is going to a great cause.  Let’s see how much we can raise!

Click on this cute little guy to learn more about All The Difference, our chosen charity for Stachetober 2013.

Click on this cute little guy to learn more about All The Difference, our chosen charity for Stachetober 2013.