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This morning.

Fred Murray writes:

TWO years ago you did a piece on my combover for cancer campaign and I’m still going strong – above is my progress. I’ve dedicated two years of my life (and love-life of course) to my Combover For Cancer Campaign.

On this 2 year milestone, if you have donated already, maybe you could share this post with someone you know who has been affected by cancer?

My pal, Fiona Cribben motivated me to take on this challenge, but sadly passed away at the start of my campaign. However, my friends and followers have kept me on track.

Thanks for keeping this baldy going!

Combover For Cancer (Go Fund Me)

Previously: Anyone Can Grow A Moustache

Few can master the ‘Bobby Charlton’.

Free this afternoon?

Fred Murray (top and above left) is fashioning a classic 1970s comb over for cancer research.

The project will take two years with 2 raised for each lonely strand.

Fred writes:

All going well, I’ll be on the Ray Darcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 today at 4pm

Hopefully, I can convince Ray to join me on my Combover quest.

Comb Over For Cancer

Comb Over For Cancer (Go Fund Me)

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Mick McGrane writes:

We were only delighted to get a free pair of sunglasses for my nine-year-old daughter when we got her a top from Abercrombie & Fitch [in California]. Then we see the warning written in black text on a black background so I’ll type it here for those who can’t make it out in the photo

This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm” What. The. Fupp.



The WHO, on the other hand, classifies radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (the type emitted by wifi routers and cellphones) as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” based on limited evidence associating cellphone use with an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer. “The conclusion means that there could be some risk,” Dr. Jonathan Samet, a medical professor at the University of Southern California and chair of the WHO panel that made the determination, explained in 2011, “and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer.”

And they’ve taken away all the public phoneboxes, Joe…

Scores of Scientists Raise Alarm About the Long-Term Health Effects of Cellphones (Mother Jones)

(image: National Cancer Institute)


[Stephen Sutton and his mother Janet on his 16th birthday]

“My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May. The ongoing support and outpouring of love for Stephen will help greatly at this difficult time, in the same way as it helped Stephen throughout his journey. We all know he will never be forgotten, his spirit will live on, in all that he achieved and shared with so many. Love, his mom x”

Stephen Sutton: Fund-raising teenager dies after making over £3 million for charity(Independent,.co.uk)

Stephen’s Story (Facebook)

Pic: Staffordshire Express &Star