Participant 659989

Amanda Dudley Before
Amanda Dudley After

Amanda Dudley

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Jan 25, 2014 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event: Fishers Grange

At: Fishers Grange

Vancouver, WA US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Fundraising

$6,022Raised

$5,000 Goal

$5,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

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Participant 659989

Participant 659989

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

Fundraising

$6,022Raised

$5,000 Goal

$5,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 659989

National Partners

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Jan 25, 2014 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event: Fishers Grange

At: Fishers Grange

Vancouver, WA US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

On February 10th, 2013 I lost my favorite fishing guide, stand-up comedian, Target trolling companion and beagle babysitter when my younger brother passed away. While he had grown to tower over both me and my sister, he was always our little brother, the one we doted and picked on relentlessly from the day he was born into our young adulthood. Kiel (it's the Irish spelling of Kyle, pronounced the exact same) had developed a strange bump on the left side of his neck by December of 2012 and had been diagnosed with Stage 2B Hodgkin's lymphoma just weeks before he passed away. His last few months on this plane of existence were not fun ones - he had been suffering severely from depression and anxiety, and his cancer diagnosis did nothing to alleviate that. He was exhausted a lot as he underwent a myriad of tests and preparations for chemotherapy, and I think that was due not only to how sick he was, but to how scared he was, too. Ultimately, I think it wasn't the cancer itself, but the fear of it that took him from us. To know my brother was to love him - his wit was scarily quick and he keeps me laughing even now, albeit usually through some big, fat tears. His heart was as big as a room and he loved nothing more than to sit with World War II veterans and hear their stories, care for animals that others had left behind at a shelter in his neighborhood, give little cousins a good "whoopin'" in the family room or play video games with his special buddy, Ian. He had friends from all walks of life, from our comfortable middle-class neighborhood outside of Syracuse to the not-quite-so-comfortable streets of the West Side to the fishermen and farmers around our summer home on Lake Ontario. He saw the best in everyone who came into his life and would do anything to get them to see the same thing in themselves. While his exterior was at times gruff and he, like all little brothers, was a huge pain in the ass when he decided to be, he had an incredibly beautiful and kind soul - the kind that you don't encounter often. By the time Kiel was 20, he was going bald. Genetics were not in his favor in that area, so he kept his head shaved and even asked me to do it for him once, resulting in what I can only imagine to be very painful razor burn. This winter, two weeks after what would have been his 23rd birthday and just a little more than two weeks before the first anniversary of his passing, I'm going to go for the same look. I'm rocking the "Kilo Delta" cut in the hopes that whatever funds and awareness I can raise will keep someone else's deeply loved sibling/child/grandchild/nephew (or niece)/friend from getting as sick and scared as my baby brother was and will save his or her siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from the indescribable hurt of losing someone so young and so dear. Times are tough, I understand that. My fundraising goals are modest - I don't have a whole lot of cash to toss around, and I know a lot of my friends and family don't, either. If you're in a position to help me blow right past my fundraising goal and you choose to do so, thank you. If you're choosing to give $5 to these kids who are sick and scared out of their minds instead of spending it on a beer or a sandwich or a gallon of gas - thank you a million times over. Come to this event and I will hug you, tears and hair clippings and all. Keep Kiel Stephen Dudley's spirit alive and be good to people who really need it. Thank you.

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St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids

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.

Recent Donors

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  1. LYNDA TILDEN In Memory Of KIEL DUDLEY 9/25/2014
  2. The Duke Energy Foundation 4/7/2014
  3. Amelia Lalley In Memory Of Kiel Dudley 2/20/2014
  4. Doug, Nicole, & Addie 1/27/2014
  5. Andrew L Coate 1/25/2014

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