Woman wears tattoo mustache for entire month

- There is a woman who doesn't mind if you ask her about her mustache.

Jessica Colgan-Snyder has sported a temporary tattoo mustache for the entire month of April for the past several years.  She does it to raise money for an effort very dear to her:  sending kids to a summer camp as part of a diversity focused mission.

The idea for Stache for Cash was born ten years ago by a group of men who spent the month growing a mustache and soliciting donations to help send the kids to Camp Hawkeye.

The first year 6 men competed. Colgan-Snyder, who is the assistant director at Camp Hawkeye, says she is pretty competitive and wanted to get in on the challenge.  She bought a few stage, real hair, mustaches and professional make up glue and committed to wearing a mustache for the entire month. She even wore it to bed for the first year. 

Four years ago, when she gave birth to her first son she switched to a tattoo mustache so the baby couldn’t pull it off.

"It is an amazing social experiment," Colgan-Snyder says.  "I’ve had people be rude and threatening, uncontrollably laughing at me, people have whispered behind my back, some people have asked if I am trans, kids are always the best because they are so curious and openly honest about their thoughts."

In previous years she's raised over $14,000.  Her goal this year is $20,000. 

You can follow her and her various mustaches on Instagram @jcs_stache

If you would like to donate you can CLICK HERE

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