I hate having my photo taken at the best of times, and I really don’t like selfies, so to be nominated by a good friend to go completely bare-faced and put a selfie up on Facebook was embarrassing to say the least. BUT it’s all for a good cause, so I did it! Unsurprisingly there are a lot of people moaning about the naked selfies, asking how it helps. So here’s how…
Me without makeup
By putting up a photo it raises awareness for charities such as Cancer Research. Even if the person taking the selfie is completely skint without a penny to their name, by putting their support on a public and social network such as Facebook, they have helped by promoting the cause to others who might be able to donate money or time.
Having had family members and friends suffer and die from cancer, I know how important support is. Not only for the people who are suffering from this vicious and devastating disease, but also for the friends and family of that person. Putting up a selfie, promoting cancer awareness, lets everyone know that you want to support that cause. I’m proud of everyone who has taken part, and thank them for promoting cancer awareness.
As I’ve said above, hopefully these photos will prompt people to make donations. It is a sad fact though, that myself and several friends have felt as if we need to justify having these selfies put up. Most of us have made a donation to a cancer charity as well as putting the photo up, but we shouldn’t have to announce that we have done that just to satisfy the pathetic few who are slating this challenge.
I nominated a few friends to take a bare-faced selfie and put it up on Facebook. But I also nominate EVERYONE to take part. And I particularly nominate those who have a problem with this challenge to make a considerable donation to a cancer charity and to, frankly, get over themselves.
You can take part – put up a picture and promote awareness, or make a donation – WHATEVER you do, helps. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Donations can be made online, or by texting BEAT to 70099.