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Amelia Ireland's Fundraiser:

Stachetober

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Bellingham Fire Department via Crowdrise
September 29, 2012

Starts on Monday! This year the mustaches have meaning. Say, "It's for charity!" as we raise $$ for Burned Children Recovery Foundation.  See more
Amelia Ireland

THE STORY:

The History
A few years ago, Stachetober was just a goofy solidarity pledge to the fire service. Kind of like, "I love the fire service so much, I'm willing to look like an idiot to prove it" - which may seem harsh, but if you've ever grown a mustache then you know the first few weeks are rough.

The solidarity thing was fun, but last year Whatcom County Fire District #8 tried to use it as an outlet to raise money and awareness for charity, successfully raising nearl $5,000 for the Northwest Burn Foundation. 

This year, Bellingham Fire Department members are "giving it a grow" in the hopes of raising money for the Burned Children Recovery Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides emotional and financial assistance to the families struggling during their child's recovery from thier burn injuries.   http://www.burnedchildrenrecovery.org/


"Growing is half the battle..." There is a period between "not having a mustache" and "having a mustache" that is just awful. This growing stage is why we need your support. Throughout the first 2-3 weeks we will look pretty darn pathetic. Our friends will laugh at us, our wives or significant others won't want to be seen with us. Children will run away screaming. Please help us by showing your support! By sponsoring a Stachetober participant, you'll be making this growth period somewhat bearable!

You don't have to grow a mustache to participate in Stachetober! It'd be a lot cooler if you did, but it's mostly about raising money for a good cause. Feel free to just hassle your friends/family/co-workers to donate to the cause, and all will be good. If you want to grow out your eyelashes or arm hair, you won't get any complaints here...


For the Hardest of the Hardcore, here are the growing rules:
1. You must be 'stache-less on September 30th.
2. Grow that upper-lip until October 31st (if you start to love it - feel free to keep it going)
3. No beards. Everyone looks cooler with a beard - it's too easy. Besides, in the fire service they're not allowed. The skin around the jaw-line (where an SCBA mask needs to seal) should stay clean shaven.

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To This Fundraiser

$360

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jesse Ireland

    $25

  • Rita and David

    $75

  • Comfort

    $20

  • I want Parker stacheless!!!!!!

    $20

  • Bob Taylor

    $20

  • jim walker

    $25

  • Rob & Wendy Parker

    $50

  • Bob Flores

    $100

  • LisaRickertsen

    $25

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18% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jesse Ireland

Amount Raised

$225

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David Parker

Amount Raised

$115

Fundraiser Title

Amelia Ireland

Amount Raised

$20

 

1% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Reid Hamblet

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

LisaRickertsen

LisaRickertsen

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Bob Flores

Bob Flores

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Rob & Wendy Parker

Rob & Wendy Parker

DONATION: $50

Free the lip!! 4 years ago

jim walker

jim walker

DONATION: $25

This is for your sister Carolyn; she said she could not remember you with hair on your head, with a stash.....and suggested that you were first in getting the brothers to follow suit....so in her memory, we would like to up the challenge to growing a head of hair, AND cutting off the stash!!!! Can you do it? 4 years ago

Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor

DONATION: $20

Good for you, Dave. 4 years ago

I want Parker stacheless!!!!!!

I want Parker stacheless!!!!!!

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Comfort

Comfort

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Rita and David

Rita and David

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Jesse Ireland

Jesse Ireland

DONATION: $25

4 years ago