Want to help in the fight against childhood cancer? So does St. Baldricks! St. Baldrick’s day has been an annual event in our community for years and yet I knew little about it until this year. Turns out that St. Baldrick’s started as a challenge between three friends hoping to raise $14,000 by shaving their heads. Their efforts expanded and in the end yielded over $100,000! From that beginning, St. Baldrick’s has grown into
cancer! In eight years, events have taken place in 18 countries and 46
US states, raising over $34 million, and shaving more than 46,000 heads.” (http://www.stbaldricks.org/about_us/index.html)
This year St. Baldrick’s wasn’t held in our community. However, my son’s Cub Scout troop put out a call for volunteers and Hunter, along with his friend and St. Baldrick’s alum Ian, have chosen to participate. We have our own connection to childhood cancer, as a family friend and schoolmate was recently diagnosed with and is currently receiving treatment for, a form of osteosarcoma.
So today, my son and I are beginning our fundraising efforts and are looking forward to losing our locks on the 31st. I’ll be posting pics as soon as the shearing begins!
If you would like to donate to my fundraising effort: https://www.stbaldricks.org/get_involved/donate.html?ParticipantKey=2008-53478
If you would like to donate to Hunter’s fundraising effort: https://www.stbaldricks.org/get_involved/donate.html?ParticipantKey=2008-53476
If you would rather not donate online, feel free to download a donation form here: http://www.stbaldricks.org/includes/downloads/donation_forms/53500/2008DonateS53476.pdf
As I type this, Jon Lester has just pitched a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals. I’ll take this as a good omen, since Jon Lester is a cancer survivor himself!