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This article was published on December 22, 2011

    This man danced in a banana suit for 6.5 hours to benefit cancer research [video]

    This man danced in a banana suit for 6.5 hours to benefit cancer research [video]
    Drew Olanoff
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    Drew Olanoff

    Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]

    Like thousands of other people, Anthony Marinos took part in what has now become the cancer fundraising event of the year, Movember. We reported last month that over one million moustaches had been grown for the event since it started, but Marinos decided to take it up a notch. Or ten.

    This very special Movember participant told his friends that if they helped him raise $2,000 for cancer research he would dance in Times Square.

    In a banana suit. To 90s music. For 6.5 hours.

    Well, Marinos hit his mark and has cashed in on his promise. You know the rule, video or it didn’t happen, so here’s proof of the feat:

    Next year, he wants to raise $5,000. I wonder what he’ll do to celebrate that win. We salute you, Anthony!