Saturday, March 7, 2009
Have you heard of St.Baldrick's Foundation?
Well,I certainly hadn't until my friend called me last night after seeing a flier in a local shop.Another initiation into the world of pediatric cancer.Here is it's description in a nutshell:St. Baldrick’s began as a casual conversation between friends and has exploded into the world’s biggest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer!St. Baldrick's is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family. In nine years, events have taken place in 18 countries and 48 US states, raising over $50 million, and shaving more than 72,000 heads.Is that not the neatest thing?What an incredible opportunity to be part of an event to show our support for young cancer patients worldwide.Now,I am not going to actually shave my head but I am going to go to our local event and help,along with my friend and our families and lend a hand in whatever we can.Maybe I can convince some of my men friends and family members to actually shave their heads.I probably would have had better luck if our own resident cancer warrior had indeed lost her hair during her last five month battle.Oh,Miss Zoey .. always have to do it in your own unique way.Anyway, we may have one taker ..my girlfriends son is thinking about it.Thinking.So if anyone is interested,go to stbaldrick's.org and learn a bit more about this amazing organization and maybe see if there is an event in your area.If you want to watch the video don't forget to pause our music at the bottom.