You heard it right! My dear friend, Corinne, and I are teaming with St. Baldricks and shaving our heads in an effort to raise as much money as possible for childhood cancer research by October 9th.
Did you know that every 3 1/2 minutes a child in the U.S. is diagnosed with cancer?
While I haven't personally known any children with cancer, my family has definitely been affected by it. My father-in-law had multiple meylomal cancer. He died a few months after my husband graduated from High School. I never had the chance to meet him. One of my uncle's also lost his life to cancer. I can think of at least a handful of others who have also struggled with cancer. Some of them have been able to beat it, and some of them haven't. I will be shaving my head in their honor.
Corinne and I talk regularly about wanting to be good people and wanting to help others. As more people we love are being diagnosed with cancer, we have wondered what we can do make an impact. We have chosen to do our part by teaming with an amazing organization called St. Baldricks. In short, St. Baldricks raises money to fund essential cancer research. By donating to St. Baldricks, your money is directly used to fund cancer research. In return, well, we're going bald...
In two weeks, after raising as much funds as we can, we will collectively hold our breath as we shave each other's heads. Yikes! The thought is a little terrifying and very overwhelming. But we are confident that our emotions are nothing compared to the fear and anxiety young cancer patients feel when they lose their hair. The difference- those children do not have a choice.
Now that's where you come in. We each set a personal goal to raise $3,000 by October 9th. I still have a LONG way to go. Will you help us reach and even surpass this goal? Please, please consider donating to St. Baldricks. Whether you can contribute $20 or $200 or $2000, ANY size donation is appreciated!
To visit my web page and to make a tax deductible donation, click HERE.
We will also be donating all of the hair that is at least 8 inches long to Beautiful Lengths. It will then be used to a create free wigs for cancer patients. Beautiful Lengths is an organization that partners with the American Cancer Society.
Please spread the word by telling your friends, families, and coworkers about this goal and how they can help. Feel free to pass along this letter to anyone who might be interested. Our shave date of October 9th is coming quickly!!