Every 3 years my school district participates in a fundraising initiative called "St. Baldrick's". It's a huge event that involves a number of activities that raise money and bring attention to the fight against childhood cancer. Our students have fun participating in things like dodgeball tournaments, walk-a-thons, candy sales, and video game competitions. They even get to band together and organize fundraising events of their own.
The main attraction is a gigantic school assembly where volunteer teachers get their heads shaved as a "reward" for raising money.
For some strange reason - students and their families get a real kick out of watching teachers up on stage getting their hair chopped off. Imagine that.
Anyhow - I have volunteered to be one of those teachers (I know my hair is already pretty short. It's January 7th as I'm writing this. I won't be cutting my hair again until the end of March).
Kids with cancer need our support now more than ever. St. Baldrick’s is the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants. The pandemic has slashed donations, slowing down the progress to find cures.
Cancer kills more of our kids than any other disease. Research can change that, and I don’t want to let these kids down.
The last time our district participated in St Baldrick's, we raised over $350,000.00 (holy crap).
Our goal this year is to raise $500,000.00.
My personal goal is to raise $1000.00.
Why am I shaving my head for St. Baldrick’s?
Because your donation “on my head” will actually save lives.
Can you help?
Any amount would be appreciated.
Thank you so much for considering.