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Hans Bernhardt and, um, friend.
is Shaving to Cure Childhood Cancers

Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

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Event Date
Mar 14, 2013
3:00 pm
Location
NetApp Sunnyvale
1375 Crossman Ave
Building 8
Sunnyvale, CA US
Participant Roles
Shavee

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Fundraising

Your donations fund lifesaving children’s cancer research

$6,648 raised
$1,500 goal

Message

Folks, we have all experienced cancer in our lives, whether it be a family member or close friend. As you know in the past I have donated my hair to Lock’s of Love. Lucky for me at age 43 I STILL DON’T HAVE GRAY HAIR (no joke) so still can donate my pony tail to help make wigs for children who suffer from cancer. After years of having long hair, this year I will one up the proposition and add a complete head shave to raise money for children’s cancer research. This may actually be my last chance to donate hair. Who knows, maybe it will all come back gray! Donate to find out! ;-)

The WORK Connection: VMware
Last year I was convinced to attend the St. Baldrick’s Foundation event for the first time by my fellow VMware employees, saw the cause, and opened my big mouth and said “YES!” My hope is to help get VMware involved on a larger and regular basis.

The SCHOOL Connection: Ain’t no Wahoo gonna be a HOKIE!
And then, as a Virginia Tech HOKIE, I actually donated to a University of Virginia Wahoo who shaved her head for St. Baldrick’s. No Wahoo will outdo a HOKIE! ;-) Seriously though, Katie was an inspiration, and has been an awesome volunteer with me for years at Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp in Virginia. When she said she was going to do it, it was a no brainer to donate.

My FEAR: Not what you think.
Believe it or not, I don’t fear shaving my head or having to remember sunscreen and bandannas for the next several months. My fear is actually this: actually asking you to donate. No joke. You know me, I am a volunteer time giver. But when it comes to donations I usually defer to others who are more assertive on the fundraising front. Ironic, I send y’all all kinds of stories and ramblings with rubber chickens over the years… volunteer out the wazzu. No fear there. But when it comes to asking for a donation, it’s hairy groundhog see’s his shadow! Not this time.

A Quick hit:
So this is a quick hit! I did not give this a month or more. I am only giving this a week, to be right in front of you with a sincere ask of your support. And then it will be over, and I will go back to doing what I always do for you, TONS ‘o’ laughs with rubber chickens… globally.  Best to y’all!

The official verbiage:

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.

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. Thank you!

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St. Baldrick's Kids

Abby C.
  • Age 13
  • Germantown, TN US
  • Neuroblastoma
  • No evidence of disease (NED)
Annabel K.
  • Age 4
  • Seattle, WA US
  • Neuroblastoma
  • In remission
Lillianna H.
  • Age 8
  • Clay, NY US
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • In treatment

Donor List

  • $500 - $999

    Mr. Kurt M Klein

  • $250 - $499

    Lisa Gasink

  • Happy Mutants

  • $100 - $249

    Hillbilly Admirer

  • Debbie & Ron Guditus In Memory Of Mrs. Holly Clayville

  • Amber Rowland

  • Mr. Chris Harney

  • Leonor Martins

  • Mr. Kamau Wanguhu

  • Down payment for yearly visit at the RuberChicken B&B - LT

  • Joe Sarabia In Honor Of Victor Reyes

  • Bus Stop

  • Vu's family In Memory Of Mrs. Yen Vu

  • Mr. Phil Starke

  • Marianne Kruze

  • Eddie Dinel

  • Q Plonja

  • Mr. john E schwan

  • Terri

  • Ms. Bron L Mcinerney

  • Mr. Jim Schillinger

  • Paul Nothard

  • DYBI Well?

  • Mr. Mark Parrinello

  • Anonymous

  • VMware Foundation (5)

  • $1 - $99

    Mr. chris wells

  • Hans YBI In Honor Of Steph Caron

  • Mr. MIke Laverick

  • Andy Troup

  • Justin W Sokolowski

  • Jim W Williams

  • Hans's roommate 213 O-Shag

  • Ed "duts" Kist

  • Mr. Russell Henmi

  • Cheese Bear

  • Mr. Monte T Kingstone

  • Hans Needs A Wife/Life - Will This Help?

  • Mr. Greg Smith

  • The Glaab Family In Honor Of Rubber Chicken

  • Cindy Lam In Honor Of Kai Lam

  • Nina S Hevern

  • Josh S Oechslin In Memory Of Beth Oechslin

  • Dr. Gretchen Ehrenkaufer

  • Your Slumlord

  • Keri Tyson In Honor Of Mark and Eva Tyson

  • Kim Delgado in Memory of Dad & Kay and too many dogs to list In Memory Of Richard & Kay Draeger-Ahles

  • ana tcherassi-stark

  • John Troyer

  • David Fitch

  • Dr. Barbara Attardi In Memory Of Jenny Reed

  • Joerg Lew

  • Kitty Kamman

  • Mr. Paul V Louie

  • Bean

  • Ms. June M Brinkman

  • August J Sarrol

  • Amanda Sage

  • Mr. Charu Chaubal

  • Suzanne Hensley In Memory Of Scott and Sandy Mayer

  • Jessamine Chin

  • Art van Meeteren

  • Randy Castle

  • Mrs. Amy B Micheletti

  • Cathy Blessing

  • Anonymous In Memory Of Mrs. Sita MahaLakshmi Chintalapati

  • John Heron

  • Nickel Butt

  • Breanna Martin

  • Anonymous In Memory Of Rachel Goldberg

  • : - P

  • Elizabeth Greenough

  • Barbara Nash

  • Preeti Kota

  • Julie Schatz

  • Lisa Sprowl

  • Anonymous (5)

  • Stratum Learning Solutions In Memory Of Mr. Leo E Blagg (2)

  • Mr. Marco Broeken

  • Mr. Eric L Nielsen

  • Mr. Reg Dancy

  • Brandon Bazan

  • Mr. Anthony J Foster

  • @DBATrollman (2)

  • MerlinDB

  • Luigi Danakos In Memory Of Paula Maccarone

  • Mr. John Macleod (2)

  • Mr. Luke Wilson

  • Mr. Christopher Beck (2)

  • Mr. Steven Orkisz

  • SimonD

  • Dave

  • Kevin

  • VMware Foundation (8)

  • Microsoft

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