The Beard and The Beard Slayer
June 07, 2017
BENEFITING: MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC
It started in 2015 with a tongue in cheek comment “You should grow a beard for my wedding”. Well, that’s exactly what I did. I’m Jason, and I’ve been growing a beard for 19 months. As I stated, it all started from a comment made by my best friend, Caroline. She was getting married in 2016 and I was one of her bridesmaids, or as I like to call it; bromaid. Weather she was serious or not, who really knows? But I was serious with my beard growing. So, I started growing The Beard on October 22nd, 2015 and on the day of her wedding (Oct. 22, 2016) it would be exactly 1 year old. The Beard (yes, it is a proper noun) and I decided we needed a good reason to shave. So, after the wedding it remained attached to me until we could find that reason. Which brings us to where we are now. In 2009 Caroline’s father passed away due to mesothelioma. He was a great man that fought hard until the very end. Once again, she presented me with a brilliant idea; why not shave the beard to help raise funds for mesothelioma research? Once again, I’m all in! The Beard and I have been attached to each other for roughly 19 months. It’s my pleasure to put The Beard on the line and help raise funds for mesothelioma research.