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Shaving for for St. Baldrick’s

Hair today, gone tomorrow, but it was worth it. As you may (or may not) know I volunteered to shave my head to raise money for   The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.

 

Well, both my campaign and our group’s campaign were both an huge success.  My campaign—the one you donated to—raised over $1,600 for childhood cancer. Our group which my effort funneled into, raised more than $28,000!

Thank you so much for your generosity!

 

Cancer is something that has touched me as having lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 15. I’ve had friends who have died of the disease and other friends who have lost close family to the disease. St. Baldrick’s caught my attention as two of my friends’ 15-year-old daughter, Lilli, has been battling Ewing Sarcoma for the last four years. John and Kay Curry, her parents, told us that Lilli has been using old chemotherapy drugs that were developed 20+ years ago because, unfortunately, childhood cancer research is woefully underfunded–only 4 percent of the federal funds allocated for cancer research.

 

Having three daughters of my own, their battle is something I simply cannot imagine or ignore. So, the battle rages on. Even thought I’ve shaved already, you can still make a tax-deductible donation via my personal page for the event.

 

Since we’re getting into the end of the year, this is close to the time when people start thinking about charitable giving. So if your company has “ matching charitable funds” program, this would be great place to contribute and automatically double your contribution.

 

I know we all have causes that we care about and sometimes we feel as though we’re spread very thinly, so I thank you in advance for any support you can give.

 

Thank you and God Bless!