Participant 572090

Melissa McEntee Before
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Melissa McEntee

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Sep 9, 2012 • 2:00 pm

Event: The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

At: The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Fundraising

$497Raised

$1,000 Goal

$1,000 Goal

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Participant 572090

Participant 572090

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

Fundraising

$497Raised

$1,000 Goal

$1,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 572090

National Partner

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Floor Trader Gulf Coast

Sep 9, 2012 • 2:00 pm

Event: The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

At: The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Floor Trader Gulf Coast

(As a volunteer that is from MS, but no longer local, my sister will be Skyping me into this event.) Right now is my time for fundraising before my shave date of September 9, 2012. You see, I am a St. Baldrick’s Foundation “shavee.” “Shavees” show their support for children battling cancer by having their own heads voluntarily shaved at one of the foundation’s events. The children that lose their hair during cancer treatment don’t appear to focus much on the hair loss. What I notice most in the pictures of them are their vibrant smiles because they are happy to be alive. Well, I figure that my baldness will be just another haircut that I either like or dislike, while my smile can say that I’m happy to be alive too… after all, shouldn’t we all wear a smile like that! Right down to the event date, all volunteers, including the “shavees,” are to share the information about the event and about why they are participating as an effort to inspire others to donate money to the cause. I have chosen two children to honor for this event: Karolyn B., age 7, is my best friend's niece and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 5; Evan H., age 3 (my youngest son's age), was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 2 and lives on the MS Gulf Coast, which is where I was raised. One of the reasons I chose to volunteer was that I am a mom. Though I have not met either child that I am honoring, I thought about what it must be like to have a child with cancer and how much I would hope that anyone and everyone would put forth effort to help me save my child from such an awful disease. Thanks to all of the volunteers, promo helpers, and financial donors, A.K.A. Heroes, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation currently “funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.” (www.stbaldricks.org/about-us/history/) During this fundraising venture, I have found that many people focus on larger donations and, even more so, the fact that they may not be able to afford those large donations at this time. I am not asking for large donations, though it would be nice. Most people just don’t seem to realize or even think about how much a $1 donation means. The point is that mass donations of just $1 equal a lot of monetary support all together. A dollar really does make a difference! 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 all kids that are in the fight against cancer. Click "Make a donation" to give online, or donate by phone or mail. Thank you!

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  • Shavee

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Kids with cancer are our reason for it all. They’re the inspiration behind our event and the reason we’re helping fund childhood cancer research. We believe all kids should be able to grow up and turn their dreams into realities. Join our event or make a donation, and click the photos below to read their incredible stories.

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