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ChefShwasty's Imgur Drive

ChefShwasty's No-Shave November CHARITY DRIVE

Hello, all!

My name is ChefShwasty. You may remember me from such Imgur posts like my ordeal with my psychotic neighbors (, losing a bet and reading “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” while near blackout drunk (, or some of the various recipes I've posted (like the Taco Bell chicken quesadilla recipe Previously, the team I work with has done some charity work, and we came up with an idea for the month of November where you get to participate.

Did you know that 15% of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime? Or that the 5-year survival rate is 29%?

ZERO: The End of Prostate Cancer is an organization that would like to see the end of those statistics. So, for the month of November, I'm asking you to join me in doing a charity drive for ZERO.

Here's how we're going to do this:

On November 1st, post a picture of your clean-shaven face with a time-stamp to Imgur with the hashtag #NoShaveShwasty, and make sure to tag me @ChefShwasty in the body of the picture. I'll check my notifications, and write you down on my list of participants.

On November 15th, take another picture of your now stubbly face with another time-stamp, and do the same thing (#NoShaveShwasty and @ChefShwasty). I'll cross reference the people on the 15th with the original list, and anyone who hasn't posted a picture will get erased from the list.

Lastly, take a final picture on the 30th of your glorious 1-month beard with time-stamp (don't worry, I can't grow facial hair worth a damn either), and do the tagging. This will be cross referenced again with the second list.

For every person that makes it to the 30th without touching a razor, I will personally give $25 to the ZERO foundation, up to a maximum of $500. I would like to do more, but I'm unfortunately not too well-off myself. I've been saving up for a couple of months to make this feasible, and I'm ready to do it.

Now, there's a secondary portion of this, too. YOU can donate here:

And because there should be some incentive, I figure nothing is more within my means than embarrassment and humiliation. If you donate, it will fill up the thermometer on the donation website. Should the donations total $10,000 by the end of November, I will dye my hair the color of the ribbon for prostate cancer awareness...

… Baby blue.

$10,000 seems pretty lofty, but if some guy who wants to make a potato salad can raise almost $60,000 on GoFundMe, we can manage $10,000.

If there's any other questions, comments, concerns, or anything, please feel free to ask!

Remember that this all kicks off on November 1st with a clean shave and a picture.

I look forward to seeing all the baby-faces out there. Just remember that eucalyptus supposedly makes your beard grow faster...

Big love,


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