At noon on May 21st, I'll be at The Crunkleton. It's a bar in Chapel Hill. It's a good spot to enjoy your first cocktail of the afternoon as you watch the people stroll down Franklin Street.
But I'm not going there on the 21st (just) to drink. I'm having my head shaved to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, but more importantly, to raise money to find cures.
Please support me with a donation to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. This volunteer-driven charity funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government, raising over $100 million dollars since 2000.
Your gift will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. So when I ask for your support, I'm really asking you to support these kids.
And your support really does work. Check out this set of numbers that shows the steady increase in survival rates of all types of childhood cancer over the last 35 years:
Trends like that are due in no small part to the research supported by organizations like St. Baldrick's, as well as many others. But while great progress has been made, much still needs to be done.
So do something right now. Click "Make a donation" to give online, or donate by phone or mail.