SHEAR THE BEARD
Organized by: Angelo Mirabile
EVENT DATE May 04, 2015
HELLO! We are raising money to give to the Western Pennsylvania American Cancer Society. A few of us have beards that we cherish and came up with the idea that if we reach our goal of $1000, we will SHEAR OUR BEARDS off! We all work at BNY Mellon and The BNY Mellon Community Partnership program has agreed to match 50% of all the funds we raise up to $10,000! Some of us have maintained and grown these beards for years, they are like part of the family. Bring tissues because when we reach our goal, some tears(of joy) will be shed. If anyone else at BNY Mellon has a beard and wants to participate in the Shear-Off, shoot me an email with a pic and I will give you a shout out on the Fundraiser page!!! Thank you for viewing our page and please know that all the funds donated are going directly to the American Cancer Society.
EDIT: We absolutely SHATTERED our original goal of $1000 in under 24 hours! Thank you to everyone who donated to The American Cancer Society. Everyone here is touched by this disease in some form or another and your donations are reflecting that. Amazing.
We have raised the new goal to a hefty $2,500. Heck, we raised over $1,000 today alone! (4/22) As of now, if we hit our new goal, Tim Cusick (AKA The Beard) is going for the full meal deal. He is Shearing BONUS HAIR. You read that correctly, he is shearing his magnificent beard ANDDD the hair on the top of his head. Now I on the other hand, have something else in store. Some of you know I am a diehard...wait for it...RAVENS Fan. That’s right, I said it. I live in rival territory but I was born and raised in Baltimore. If we hit our $2,500 goal, I will wear a STEELERS jersey or shirt (whichever I can find that fits me in time) when I run in the Pittsburgh Marathon next weekend. All day, just smothered in that Black and Gold. Well, there you have it…bonus shearing and the turn-coat.
***If you want to participate in any way or have some fresh ideas about what we can do if we hit our goal, please do not hesitate to contact me***
We did it!!! Tim graciously donated the last bit we needed to guarantee we hit the $2,500 mark. It is Officially…Offical. Things just got Real! We are only $400 away from Bob shaving his Stache, which turned 30 years old this year!!!
Tim Cusick (Timothy Cusick)
Bob, if I am going hairless. I'm taking you with me. 2 hours ago
Here is the breakdown. Bob’s heralded Stache stays for now, but we are CLOSE to the $5000 goal and there is still time. Including our BNYM match, we are only about $400 short. As we stand, Brad is shearing his beard, I am shearing my beard and wearing Steelers gear in the marathon Sunday, and Tim is getting the full neck up treatment. I am talking eyebrows is the only thing he is combing in the morning. Special thanks to Tina for all her efforts, along with the FX and Securities Finance teams for their generous jeans day collections this week. The Shearing will take place this Monday at 11am at 500 Ross in the 8th floor conference room. Be there or be square. This is also when we will be presenting our check to Dawn from the American Cancer Society. This fundraising even has been a tremendous success, we can’t thank everyone enough.