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“Goatee Gamble”: Three Games Down


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We’re three games into the NLCS and “Goatee Gamble,” and with two Phillies’ wins, we’re also that much closer to seeing a clean-cut Chuck Todd again…

For those of you just tuning in, the conditions of the dueling White House correspondents’ bet are: if the Dodgers win the National League Championship Series, ABC’s Jake Tapper grows a goatee and if the Phillies win, NBC’s Todd shaves his goatee, or a $1,000 donation will be paid by the losing correspondent to the winner’s choice of charity.

Todd’s pick is Samaritan Inns, a group that provides housing and recovery services to homeless and addicted men and women. Tapper’s is Dr. Shershah Syed, an ob/gyn in Pakistan who helps women with pregnancy complications. There is more information about the two charities after the jump.

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Todd has chosen Samaritan Inns, which provides housing and recovery services to homeless and addicted men and women. Samaritan Inns’ Recovery Continuum Program has proven results in its unique holistic approach to recovery treatment providing structured housing and healing services in an environment of support and accountability giving homeless and addicted men and women the opportunity to rebuild their lives. A secure donation can be made on their website.

Tapper has picked Dr. Shershah Syed, an ob/gyn who has devoted himself to saving impoverished women in his native Pakistan from complications due to pregnancy such as fistulas. Syed is building a new maternity hospital and training midwives. Tax-deductible contributions can be made through Dr. Shershah Syed, c/o National Health Forum, P.O. BOX 240093, St. Louis, MO 63024. Put: “Dr. Syed’s project” in the subject line of the check. The phone number is 314-255-7409; email is nationalhealthforum@gmail.com. You can read about Syed’s work in this July column by Nicholas Kristof.

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