Anyone who has seen or met David Ben, and noticed that crazy, tangled mop of hair must have thought, “What’s up with that?” While many great magicians develop a signature coiffe that makes them instantly recognizable — whether it’s the Mephistophelian whiskers of Herrmann or Doug Henning’s moustache — it’s unclear whether David’s wild locks are a product of artistic genius or a deep-seeded irrational fear of combs. The world may never know.
But all of that will change on February 4!
David has pledged to completely shave his head to raise money and awareness for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. His goal is a quarter of a million dollars! Between Canadian and US donations, he recently passed $150,000.
With just over a week to go, we are looking for your support. Donations are now being accepted online at www.nohairselfie.com/davidben. Donations from Canada and the United States are eligible for a tax receipt.
But what is the collectible?
Max Maven (who wins our magic hair award any day of the week) has argued that David’s hair may actually be the source of his magical prowess.
So for magic enthusiasts and collectors, we are offering you the chance to own a lock of The Conjuror’s mane. For donations of $1,000 or more, we will send you a lock of detached hair attached to a playing card. (We are joking, of course, but will be happy to provide said locks for any size donation, by mail to those who indicate their desire in the "message to the hairticipant" part of the donation process.) The size of the lock will be proportional to your donation. If you have already donated and would like a collectible, send us a note.
You will also receive a playing card from David’s personal stash from The Conjuror’s Suite, designed by Canadian artist, Pat Lyons, of Ibidem fame. Cards will be signed and numbered by David.
This is your chance to own one of the most unique collectibles in all of magic. So please consider contributing today.