The St. Baldrick’s foundation has been near and dear to my heart for over a decade. They raise money for childhood cancer research mostly through head-shaving events. When people ask what I like about myself, my hair is one of my go-to answers. It’s thick and garners lots of compliments. It’s a piece of my identity. I’ve offered to shave my head in solidarity with loved ones battling cancer, but they never took me up on it.
In 2011 I decided to raise money for St. Baldrick’s and shave my head. As I sat in the salon chair (with a bunch of people watching) I had a momentary panic. Then I remembered how many people lose their hair due to illness or chemo…and they have no say in the matter. It was an emotional and empowering experience.
This year, I’m going to shave my head again. I’ve increased my fundraising goal because the money for research is what it’s all about! I’m so happy to say that my friend Sonja is going to join me on this adventure! She is one of the sweetest, most caring people I know. This is her first head shave, and I’m excited to follow her experience. Maybe she’ll write a guest blog post about it!
So, will you help us raise money for childhood cancer research? We have separate pages for fundraising (and I’ll link them below), but we’re going to shave our heads together. We’re still setting up a location, but we have a date! Saturday July 7, 2018.
Help us fund the research needed to put an end to childhood cancers.
Click here for my page.
Click here for Sonja’s page.