As some of you know i have been cultivating a beard for the past few months and yes, the beard is getting longer and fuller daily. Many of you want me to keep it but I want to give it away for the benefit of raising funds to support Diabetes research and treatment in Canada.
My sister Jamie has had juvenile diabetes (Type 1 - insulin dependent) since she was 10 and as a result has a life that many of us would struggle with. Imagine not being able to eat Halloween candy but still going door and collecting it so that she could later go room to room, patient to patient and friend to friend giving the proceeds of her efforts to those at the Children's Hospital in Ottawa who could not make it out for Halloween. That's the stuff that my sister is made of and this is for her and all of the children who live with diabetes.
I have decided to raffle the beard for a $5 donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association this Christmas. The winner gets to shave it off. The date & location of the event is TBD and dependent on the availability and location of the big winner. I will post a video of the event on the facebook event "The Beard for CDA".
If you aren't my Facebook friend or prefer to donate another way please let me know and I will email you a link to the donation site.