If a 3,500km trek across India in a rickshaw is not enough, Malaysian photographer Geh Chee Minh has decided to take “giving back” and generous charities to another level.

In addition to his upcoming adventure, he has decided to shave off his ponytail in the name of cancer research. Chee Minh’s sacrifice of his 10-year-old ponytail will be made for Cancer Research Initiative Foundation (CARIF), a Malaysian non-profit organization that finds better ways to improve survival from cancer, through search, education and care.

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CARIF is a foundation that’s focused on more effective drugs with less toxicity, more targeted, and with less side effects. Their scientists conduct research in prevention, early detection and treatment and our work benefits cancer patients, the wider public and researchers by delivering patient-oriented research and education.

Now, how can you help Chee Minh and CARIF in their missions?

Through simplygiving.com, you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor Chee Minh. His goal is simple; to achieve his donation goal of RM10,000 for CARIF. All proceeds will be sent directly to his charity and the page is open for donations right up till 30th March 2013.

To date, he has single-handedly collected up to RM7,644! Also, if you want to show more than just monetary support, feel free to witness the shaving live. Yes, just to ensure that he really does it.

Deets are as follows:

Date: 26th August 2012 (Sunday)

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Venue: Wheel Love Skateshop, 28, SS15/4, 47500 Subang Jaya

For more information, hit up his page at simplegiving.

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