Prominent numismatist Michael “Miles” Standish will have his head shaved in public to raise money for the ANA and the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare, a nonprofit devoted to helping sick children. And special guest Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars will be doing the shaving!
The “Shave Miles” event begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, at Booth 97, located next to the ANA Business and Messaging Center at the entrance to the World’s Fair of Money in Hall F of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver to support the ANA and Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare. The public is invited to watch. (And of course, donations are appreciated.)
Michael "Miles" Standish is an award-winning numismatic author and Senior Grader and Vice-President of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. The Austin, Texas-based Standish Foundation was launched in 2010 by his wife, Andrea Mangione Standish, a certified child life specialist. The foundation assists healthcare providers around the world to provide the tools and training they need to minimize healthcare-related pain and suffering in children.
“The mission of the foundation is to have happy, healthy, resilient kids who haven’t been traumatized by healthcare experiences," says Standish. "This event is to help children get better care and to help an important hobby organization dear to me and so many others, the American Numismatic Association,” he explained.
All donations to support the event are tax deductible and will be shared between the ANA and the foundation. Donations can be made at Booth 97 or at the ANA Business and Messaging Center, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and on the day of the event, Thursday, August 3, from 10 a.m. until all of Miles’ hair is shaved. Contributions can also be made online, or by check made payable to the American Numismatic Association and mailed to 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Information about the ANA 2017 Denver World’s Fair of Money can be found at www.WorldsFairofMoney.com and information about the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare is at www.sf4c.org.