Along Comes Hope, a local nonprofit, is throwing the Mo-Hope Mustache Contest and Party in support of childhood cancer. The event is on Wednesday December 2, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and will be held at Clippers, located at 1351 Monterey Street, in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce is opening the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Contestants who grew facial hair during November are raising money and awareness for children fighting cancer. Three contest winners will be awarded prizes in “Best of Show,” “Michelangelo’s Man” and “Grand Prize Big Daddy.” All profits support the mission of Along Comes Hope. #Movember growers are encouraged to save the shave until Wednesday for the kids #MiniMovember. In order to advance collaborative efforts to save lives, Be The Match has been invited to provide swabbing to find possible bone marrow donors.
Two teams are raising money for two of Along Comes Hope’s local cancer warriors – Josh Bedoya, an 11 year old Atascadero boy fighting liver cancer, and Ryan Teixera, an 18 year old Arroyo Grande High School graduate diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. District Attorney Dan Dow is currently the leading fundraising team for Team Josh Bedoya. Along Comes Hope will donate funds raised directly back to Bedoya and Teixeras’ families, towards their treatment and travel fund.
Along Comes Hope is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families of children with cancer. Jennifer Mulkes Wieneke founded Along Comes Hope in 2013, after her personal journey with cancer. Along Comes Hope provides support through financial assistance with travel for treatment, creative emotional support programs and advocacy to promote policy changes. Along Comes Hope is able to provide financial and emotional support for children battling cancer and their families, thanks to their loyal donors and sponsors. For more information, visit alongcomeshope.com.