To Beard, or Not To Beard?
!! UPDATE !!
With an overwhelming 57% majority, “Tame The Beard” was a clear winner. “Keep It!” came in a distant second, and “Lose It!” only received one small vote. On Saturday, June 17, my trusty barber Mike trimmed just over 4 inches off my face, leaving me with a beard much smaller, but still very respectable.
Thank you, everyone, for your enthusiasm and your donations. The three videos we posted for this project are our highest viewed videos ever on FaceBook, and our traffic has been off the charts. I’m flattered, Sarah is shocked, and my mom is very grateful.
Love the beard? Hate the beard? Want to have a say in my beard’s future, and fight #Cancer at the same time?
Thousands of you have shared opinions about it, and several have been very strong. They have also been very strong in both directions. So, I’m going to let all of you put your money where your mouth is. Winner takes all. Our goal is to raise $3000!
Where the Money Goes
Each dollar you vote will be donated in equal shares to a Leukemia-Lymphoma related charity in honor of my son, Logan, who survived Leukemia, and my mother, Rosemary, who is currently battling non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Rosemary wants her funds to be donated to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center where she is receiving her chemo treatments. Mom has a few comfort items she wants to see them have on hand, but the rest will go to the clinic’s charity arm to use as they see fit.
Logan has chosen Special Love Inc., an organization that hosts summer camps and other events for children with cancer and their siblings. What could be a better place to send your charity dollars than to a camp for kids with cancer!
How To Vote
Follow this link to our Square store to vote, or pay right here on PayPal. To have more influence on the outcome, simply change the quantity to cast more than one vote.
$1 = 1 Vote
$10 = 10 Votes
$100 = 100 Votes, if you feel that strongly about the beard or cancer.
So, like it or hate it, put your money where your mouth is and express your opinion. Voting will continue until
Memorial Day June 15. Whichever category raises the most cancer-fighting dollars determines whether these luxurious, yet prematurely silver, whiskers stay or go.
Also published on Medium.