April 6, 2009
Beards raise $3,000 for charity
Two California men said they raised $3,000 for a charity that builds wells in Africa by simply growing out their beards and soliciting donations.
Friends Jon Sontag and Greg Miller of San Jose, Calif., said they hatched their beard-growing scheme last fall at a bachelor party and decided to chronicle their whiskers on the Internet, the San Jose Mercury News reported Monday.
I look like a pirate, Sontag told the Mercury News before he and Miller shaved their faces for the first time in months.
He looks like Santa.