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Beauty Queen Shaves Head For Cancer Research Money

Offbeat  (tags: performance, goodnews, cancer research, Miss Alaska, public service, beauty queen )

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The Miss Alaska pageant requires contestants to perform a public service project. Under Debbe Ebben's silver tiara is evidence of hers.

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Ra Sc (8)
Saturday March 17, 2012, 3:36 pm
I think sending the message that you can be pretty without hair is nice. It helps to offset my dislike of charity based on people donating to make someone else do something wasteful or unpleasant. If you're willing to help a cause, why do you need somebody to do something that is utterly useless, like run a race, before you are willing to give? Why do we need to direct our energy and efforts into things that have no direct connection to helping to motivate people to help?

Proposta Dilavoro (0)
Saturday March 17, 2012, 3:37 pm

Glamour Girlcat (32)
Saturday March 17, 2012, 5:20 pm
Ms. Ebben's courage and character are quite admirable. Children everywhere, not just those coping w/cancer can look up to her w/pride.

There is more to beauty than that which can be seen.

I hope she wins!

KS Goh (0)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 1:31 am
Thanks for the article.

aj E (164)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 10:35 am

Carmen S (611)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 12:53 pm
noted, thanks for sharing this Naoko

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 2:14 pm
beautiful gesture in a self-obsessed culture.

Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 4:00 pm
good for her!

Amitav Dash (87)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 4:01 pm
Nice to see a new generation re-embracing the concept that charity is simply part of humanity and is an integrated part of each person -- a good habit that is hard to break :>

And, that reminds me, I've been growing my hair for the past three years to cut it to donate, but have been hearing confusing things about various "hair" charities. If anyone has the true inside track on which is the most trustworthy, will actually use the hair donation (or sell it for funds) and is okay with accepting hair with a bit of sliver, please send me a message. Thanks.

Lauren Berrizbeitia (68)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 5:58 pm
Good for her!

marie C (163)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 6:06 pm
Well done

Caroline Vimla (16)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 9:06 pm
Action speaks louder than words. Ms Ebben has proven what true beauty truly is. Truly a noble gesture. All the best to her and sending good wishes & blessings her way.

Gloria Morotti (14)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 9:07 pm
This act is so stupid. The more money goes into cancer research, the more cancer we have. When I was a child, only a very few people had cancer. Now, one in three persons have cancer. Wake up, folks!! The medical community CAUSES cancer, murders people in the name of a "cure," then bleeds people dry of money to do more research. The whole picture makes me want to throw up.

Quanta Kiran (67)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 10:36 pm

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday March 19, 2012, 2:34 am
Thanks for such a bold action for a cause

Kerrie G (116)
Monday March 19, 2012, 5:33 am
Noted, thanks.

Ellen Emerson (14)
Monday March 19, 2012, 8:25 am
Wow! Good for her! Great action sure to draw attention. She is truly a beautiful woman - inside and out!

Sandi C (98)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 8:36 am

. (0)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 4:26 pm
It is acts like these that make a person truly beautiful.

Robert Hardy (68)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 10:15 pm
NIce. Very nice. Gives one hope.
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