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Zap! Ugh! Ker-sploosh!
There’s nothing shocking about a dad wanting to support his son – unless you’re Ken Yingling. On Tuesday, the Polo pop made good on his promise to be zapped, sprayed and soaked for a good cause. Yingling traded a pledge for pledges on his mission to raise awareness of, and money for, the Children's Alopecia Project, which helps build self-esteem for and support youngsters with the auto-immune disorder alopecia areata – and one of those youngsters is Yingling’s son, Nathaniel. Alopecia causes hair loss, which can be distressing to kids, so Yingling pledged to be soaked with 3,000 gallons of water from a fire hose if $300 was raised, tased if $600 was raised, and be pepper-sprayed for $900. Not only did he reach his goal, he surpassed it, raising a thousand bucks. “Since I’ve raised $1,000, I’m going to do all three,” Yingling said. Donations can be made, and more information can be found, at childrensalopeciaproject.org and on Facebook.
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