Long Beach teachers Andrew Smith (left), Keith Harvey, Eric Krywe, Cody Onufrok, Eric Heck, Anthony Balsamo, Joseph Brand, Andrew Rossi and Brian Pross (absent from photo) took part in the 2011 fundraising efforts of the Long Island Chapter of Mustaches for Kids, growing mustaches to raise money for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
This year the Long Island chapter raised more $70,000 for this cause.
According to the organization’s website, “Mustaches for Kids is a volunteer-run organization started in Los Angeles in 1999 to do good and have fun by growing mustaches for children’s charities.”
Patch reported that Long Beach resident Billy Kupferman and his friends started the Long Island chapter of Mustaches for Kids five years ago. The volunteers for Long Beach's chapter put razors to stubble and started growing their 'staches at the Shave Day fundraiser at Sutton Place on Nov. 11. Their goal was to add to the $125,000 they've raised in years past.