Mustache Bash Pub Crawl planned Dec. 22


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 10:45 pm
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By Jonathan Turner jturner@qconline.com
Many Quad-Cities men are sporting a new 'stache to raise awareness and funds for the Child AbuseCouncil, as part of the seventh annual KJ's Mustache Challenge.

The fundraiser — which ends at Christmas — is in memory of Mustache Challenge founder Kyle John, of Moline, who passed away in 2008 at age 27 after a five-year battle with Ewing's sarcoma, a bone tumor that primarily affects children.

His friends have continued the Mustache Challenge in celebration of his spirit and charitable heart.

"The number of friends we've gained on Facebook and the turnout for our kick-off parties tellsme that more people are having fun with this challenge," said Jim Veto, longtime Challengecommittee member.

"The Pub Crawl is going to be a blast and we're having Marge and TheBuzztones play for us at the grand finale at Wide Open — prizes, music and mustaches. It's allfor the Child Abuse Council; that's what it's all about," Mr. Veto said.

A minimum donation of $25 is required for male challengers to receive the commemorative T-shirt and be eligible for the raffle. A minimumdonation of $50 is required from lady challengers to receive a T-shirt and pair ofmustache glasses, and to be eligible for the raffle.

On Dec. 22, starting at 5 p.m., all participants are invited to celebrate and turn in donations during the pub crawl in downtown Moline. It starts at The Landing, then moves to Bier Stube at 6:30 p.m., O'Keefe's at 8 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. at Wide Open, with Marge and the Buzztones.

Pledgesheets and donations will be collected during the pub crawl. To download a pledge form, visit kjmustachechallenge.org

Men are encouraged to participate in the anti-shave movement to help raise money for the Quad Cities Child Abuse Council program "Talking About Touching," which teaches young children about appropriate and inappropriate touching and what to do if inappropriate touching takes place.

To learn more, visit childabuseqc.org.

















 



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