I am Bill Jones, editor of The Homer Horizon, which along with sister newspaper The Lockport Legend regularly covers Lockport Township High School. I also haven't cut my hair since I got married in September 2011, and it has gotten quite shaggy in recent months. It's about time for a good buzz cut, and a co-worker suggested I try to help out the cause of St. Baldrick's in the process. I asked a few of the people in charge at LTHS and they said I could do it, so I figured why not, in hopes of helping the school reach its goal and helping the organization in its effort to help fund childhood cancer research.
On a personal level, I lost my father to lung cancer when I was in college, and also watched my grandfather battle with cancer before finally succumbing to it. I'm sure most people in their lives have dealt with cancer in one way or another, so it's a very personal subject. And I, quite honestly, cannot even imagine what it must be like for children and their families who are involved in the fight. I'm happy to be involved with the program, even in a small capacity, and appreciate every donation that goes towards helping the cause. So please, help me get a haircut and help fund cancer research through St. Baldrick's.
UPDATE: For those who may be reaching this page via direct link and aren't quite familiar with the St. Baldrick's concept, I figured an explanation might be in order. Similar to something like a walk-a-thon, participants pledge to shave their heads (a show of solidarity with children who lose their hair in the fight with cancer) in exchange for donations toward childhood cancer research. So your donations go to a great cause, and you get to see me bald in March.