Monday 1 November 2010

Beards For Balls

It is no secret that I am a bit crazy when it comes to online blog challenges, take the year of food for example. So, imagine my curiosity when I heard about the Movember campaign. The concept of the annual November moustache-a-thon did pique my interest but I was not too keen on the single strand of hair. Instead, I have created my own charity concept - Beards for Balls. For the month of November, I am not going to shave, trim or cut my facial hair. In my mind I am going to end up looking like Joaquin Pheonix from "I'm Still Here". My normal daily look is a bit of stubble that I run the beard trimmer over twice a week just to keep it under control but that is getting locked away till next month. I was gonna use fully clean shaven as the starting point, but decided where is the fun in that. To get maximum Grizzly Adams, I'll start from my daily style.

So the point of this? Well, Movember runs throughout November with the donations going to mens health charities. So, to keep parity with the main campaign, I have set up a Just Giving page to collect donations for
Everyman - The Male Cancer Campaign, to help testicular and prostate cancer. If you like the idea and would like to make a donation towards this charity, you can use the permanent widget to the right or the button in this post. It may not seem like much of a challenge but believe me, any more than a week and a half of not shaving is usually itchy enough so this will be a porper test of perseverance.

To fit in with my blog obsession I am going to take a photo of my face everday and upload it to a Picasa Web Album and see what kind of animated gif we can get at the end of it. Once again, thanks to Mario @ Lucid Studio for the graphic.

Beards For Balls
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1 comment:

  1. As the famous quote from Winston Churchill goes 'We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give'

    Davie S