Tis the season of giving

By Christie Wilcox | November 14, 2012 8:09 am

Thank you to everyone who came out and donated for the annual Science Bloggers for Students Donors Choose drive – we raised $25,074 for student science programs across the country! How amazing is that? But, if you missed out on the giving, fear not – there are still plenty of ways you can hand your cash over to some worthy causes.

For those who aren’t aware, November is Movember: that special time of the year when men desecrate their pretty faces in the name of men’s health. The rules are simple: Nov 1, the guys are clean shaven. For the rest of the month, fueled by sponsors, they grow mustaches to raise money to support prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Sadly, I know a few of these daring Mo Bros, and they could use your support! Head over to Áki’s, James’, Chris’ or David’s movember giving page to pledge for their ‘staches.

Finally, there are some great scientific projects in need of a little cash-y love on SciFund right now. Want to help support research on chemical warfare in the intertidal (with a RAP VIDEO)? How about sexy shrimp or butterfly STDs? You can be an integral part of real scientific research! There are tons of great research projects that need your help, so head on over to the SciFund page and see what tickles your fancy.

Remember, ’tis the season of giving, so open your hearts and empty your wallets!


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About Christie Wilcox

Dr. Christie Wilcox is a science writer and postdoctoral scholar at the University of Hawaii. She is renowned in the science blogosphere for her delicate balance of contemporary science and scientific perspective seasoned with just the right amount of wit. Her award-winning posts have landed on the pages of major media outlets including The New York Times and Scientific American. To learn more about her life and work, check out her webpage or follow her on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook.


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