I have a very close friend whose 9 year old son has let his hair grow for several months so he can participate in a St. Baldrick’s event this March 30th. When I saw he committed to raise $1,000 I thought if he could, then I could do. So I signed up.
The first week I quipped about it, telling people I spend too much money on hair products, I want to see what my natural hair color is, things like that.
Towards the end of this week, the significance of what I’m doing has really found a place in my heart.
I have close friends & family who have had to say goodbye to children. Some from cancer, some not from cancer. Whatever the cause, I know how devastating a serious illness can be for a family, even if there is a happy ending.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.
If my shaving my head by choice helps those who lose their hair by chance, I am not the one making any sacrifice. I am humbled, hopeful, and above all blessed to have been inspired by a young man and encouraged by God, who has giving me a resounding YES.
My goal is to raise $1,000 in 30 days. I’m just over 10% there. If you would like to help join the fight, I encourage you to donate by clicking on the title of this blog post; it will take you to my St. Baldrick’s participant page. If you are not able to donate financially, I encourage you to find a way in your community to donate your time, your talent, and your heart to help others. I am happy to say those who choose to help others get such blessings back it’s well worth it.