Moustache March Begins

Published March 2, 2012

For the third year running, men in Iceland are encouraged to grow moustaches this March to raise awareness for the Icelandic Cancer Society.
Ragnheiður Haraldsdóttir, director of the Icelandic Cancer Society, told RÚV that their goal is to raise 35 million ISK this month. Men are encouraged to grow moustaches this month to show their support for the drive – the more visible moustaches, the more visible support, which then hopefully leads to more donations.
She says that the goal of raising about one million crowns per day might seem high, but the Icelandic Cancer Society intends to make a large promotional effort for the drive, a great deal of it happening on the internet. Moustache March is a crucial part of that drive.
Ragnheiður points out that many people try to raise money by making their own products for sale, whatever they may be. The important thing about the event is to make it fun, from beginning to end.
If you are a male in Iceland of moustache-growing capacity, you are hereby encouraged to leave your upper lip alone this month.



News
Unemployment Reaches New Low

Unemployment Reaches New Low

by

Unemployment continues its decline from last year, though jobless rates varied across different regions of the country. RÚV reports that

News
Foreigners Reportedly Responsible For Increased Pork Consumption

Foreigners Reportedly Responsible For Increased Pork Consumption

by

The most likely explanation for the swift increase of pork consumption in Iceland: foreigners, supposedly. Kjarninn reports that pork consumption

News
Human Rights Office Supports Shorter Work Week

Human Rights Office Supports Shorter Work Week

by

The Icelandic Human Rights Centre (IHRC) is in favour of shortening the full-time work day from eight hours to seven,

News
PM Learned Of US Navy Plans From The News

PM Learned Of US Navy Plans From The News

by

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson says he welcomes increased US Navy activity in Iceland, and first learned about their plans

News
Falcon Destroys And Eats Starling – VIDEO

Falcon Destroys And Eats Starling – VIDEO

by

The bird of prey was photographed and filmed making short work of a common starling. Þórarinn Einarsson was in the

News
Zuists Run Into Legal Snag

Zuists Run Into Legal Snag

by

The new religion is having trouble getting itself registered, which has temporarily puts it “parish fee” refunds on hold. “We’ve

Show Me More!