2021 Split Beard Auction Sets Record for 'Movember' Donations

By 9 December 2021
2021 Split Beard Auction Sets Record for 'Movember' Donations

December 9, 2021 - 235,282.87 kuna was paid into the Split County League Against Cancer account thanks to the 2021 Split Beard Auction.

"There are two people who are changing the world. One is called Siniša, and the other is Marko. I met them 20 years ago, one as a hairdresser and the other as a neighbor. The fact is that for five years in a row, they have been organizing this action and bringing more love, more energy, more money and more good vibes to the County League Against Cancer than many others," said Dr Eduard Vrdoljak, president of ŽLPR Split, before handing out letters of thanks to Siniša Šunjić and Marko Sučić during the fifth "Split Beard Auction", held last Saturday at Plan B.

Their motive from day one was to organize the Split version of 'Movember' with the simple goal of making their friends, colleagues and acquaintances aware of the importance of preventive check-ups and men's health care. The Beard Auction started in 2017 among friends and acquaintances, collecting around 27,000 and over 240,000 kuna in donations in the first four years. However, a record amount was collected at the 5th edition.

Exactly HRK 235,282.87 was paid into the County League Against Cancer Split account this week.

"We dreamed and hoped, but even in our wildest dreams, we did not believe that we would collect so many donations for the 5th edition. Many thanks to everyone who has come and paid or donated to the Beard Auction at least once in these five years, and to all candidates who sacrificed their masculine appearance for the Beard Auction," said Marko and Siniša.

HRK 20,000 worth of urological free examinations will be added to the total amount. The Split County League Against Cancer will spend this year's donation educating the general public about the importance of preventive examinations.

The Beard Auction is organized by the Split County League Against Cancer with partners: Ka'brada, Rotary Club Split Plus, PromoPlan and Kazinoti & Komenda and barbershops Leekarija Barber Shop, Barbershop Ivan, Barbershop Stil A, Španić Barber from Vinkovci.

"This year, we had a record number of registered beards and mustaches, including students from the Electrical Engineering School Split, especially thanks to them and their professor Ivana Krce Mihovilović. Thank you for your support and VK Jadran and Split motorcycle clubs: BMW Moto Club Dalmatia, MK Vuk Samotnjak, MK Uspomena, MK Reborn, MK Fjaka, MK Desperado, MK 4. gradjska, MK Mirakul Riders, MK Classic Riders, as well as all others without which this year's Beard Auction would not be so successful: Barber Enis Šubo from Sarajevo, Brica Grozdi from Trogir, Spartium natural cosmetics, Mesnica Bokšić, MID, Šime's Butchery, Jameson, Tap B, La Delta, Babaloo Bar, Sidi Bar, Dr Mirnes Selimović, Poliklinika Uglešić, Faculty of Medicine Split, DJ Matthew Bee, the band Little sisters and the whole team of a fantastic host - Plan B!" said the organizers.

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