Help Andrew Bysice – Cancer Will Fear The Beard

Andrew Bysice is one of the nicest canadian triathlete. He is raising money for Naomi Cermak. She is a fellow triathlete and an alumnus of the McMaster Swim Team. 

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One thing that I love about triathlon is that we are one big family.

The sport binds us all. We all have a passion for this thing. People that are not part of it don’t understand why we do the things we do. Only we really understand each other. And that’s what separates us from the rest.

As a family…. when times are hard…. we lean on one another for support.

Now a fellow triathlete I know needs support and I am going to do what I can to give it to her.

Naomi has Stage IV melanoma.
The incidence of melanoma is rapidly increasing in Canada with almost 6000 new cases reported every year. Melanoma has very few treatment options (let alone curative). However, one promising curative experimental treatment is called « immunotherapy » in which the patient’s own immune system is taught to attack the melanoma. Immunotherapy is offered at only a select few cancer centres in the world and is currently not available in Canada. However, The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto is building an immunotherapy clinic in an effort to offer a curative treatment option for those diagnosed with melanoma .

Naomi has requested that any money that I raise through « Fear the Beard » goes to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to benefit melanoma treatment and research.
My minimum goal is $1000. 
The shave date is tentatively set for March 15th, 2013.
If Naomi is not in treatment that day, she will shave my beard.
EXTRA INCENTIVE: Who ever donates the most money will get to pick what is shaved into my facial hair, which I will wear for 24 h.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKK_5ShJazw

Here is the donation page:

http://pmhf3.akaraisin.com/specialevents/cancerwillfearthebeard

 

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