Thanks to all of the associates of Texas AirSystems and friends. Because of their incredible efforts, Ben looks like a new man. We announced the “Ben Bain Clean-Cut Cancer Challenge” at 2:46 pm Wednesday, October 31st. Ben agreed that if we could raise $5,000.00 a Texas AirSystems associate could shave his head and beard.
I am proud to announce that as of 4:00 pm Thursday, November 1st we had received 46 pledges and contributions totaling $7,337.00 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Raising more money than expected.
I would venture to say that there are very few individuals anywhere who could garner the type of enthusiasm we saw for Ben. Anyone who knows him considers him a friend and I know of very few people who would subject themselves to something like this for charity. In his selfless act, he was able to raise a lot of money for a great cause.
Ben walked into the training room at Texas AirSystems at 4:01 pm yesterday (Thursday, November 1st) with a smile on his face and took his seat in the chair at the center of the room. We hired a professional barber to come in to handle the honors and in front of approximately 80 people, Ray the Barber took a #2 to Ben’s luxurious hair. The whole affair took less than 30 minutes.
Because it’s Movember, Ray shaved Ben’s beard leaving a nice mustache behind.
I am amazed by the support that everyone has showed towards this effort, $7,337.00 is a lot of money collected in 24 hours!