Forget global warming. South Florida is about to become much cooler.

Indeed, it is time for the annual Mustache March for the Military which once again presents The Great Moustachio Bashio, where each year the South Florida Chapter of the American Mustache Institute partners with local businesses to raise money for Operation 300, which provides mentorship to children of fallen U.S. Armed Services members, honors their sacrifice for our freedoms, and promotes patriotism and service in American communities.

How does the Mustache March for the Military work? Simple: Men and women of all walks are asked to send a bare-lipped headshot to the AMI South Florida Facebook page.  Then stop shaving your upper lip.  On April 7 from noon – 4pm, show up and participate – tickets cost $30 – at the Treasure Coast Harley Davidson located at 4967 S.E. FEDERAL HWY, STUART, FL 34997.

Aaron Vaughn

Aaron Vaughn

There you will be judged by a group of local celebrities who will ask you all about your fantastic new life as a person of facial hair and you will bask in the splendor of the Mustached American people.  The winner of the contest will receive the coveted title of “Mustached Man of the Year,” a remarkably remarkable trophy, a firm handshake from South Florida Chapter President of the American Mustache Institute and a picture of the historic handshake.

Founded in honor of Special Operations Chief (SEAL) Aaron Carson Vaughn who was killed in action Aug. 6, 2011 in Afghanistan, Operation 300 is registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization hosting adventure camps for children who have lost their fathers as a result of military service, pairing each child with a father-aged, male mentor who spends the weekend doing things with the children they might have done with their fallen fathers.

For more information about the Moustache March For the Military, see the website, call 772.284.3007 or email