The Baldman Cometh
As many of you know, Karin and I will be getting our heads shaved to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer and to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation on March 24th. Twelve days from now!
It’s all be cause of Donna, which you can read about here. (Don’t want to read the whole thing? There’s also a podcast version at that link.) As of right now, our team has raised $1,790! Some of those donations came from you guys, so thanks for that!
Side Effects May Include
What has amazed me is the residual joy and personal satisfaction that has come out of being involved in this event. As it turns out, this sort of thing has side effects. Signing up as a shavee, sharing info with others, writing about it as part of a Valentine’s Day blogging event, and every other aspect of participating in a St. Baldrick’s event has brought me ridiculous amounts of happiness.
And THAT is the purpose of this post: to share something amazing with you today. In fact, I plan to share something amazing each day (which may or may not pertain specifically to–but is certainly a side effect of–St. Baldrick’s) leading up to and including the main event. (We’ll see how I do with that!)
The (Amazing) Monster in Your Closet
In amazes me that any woman would willingly shave her head. I want to discuss three briefly. My friend Amanda does it now and then voluntarily as an act of freedom (as I understand it). My wife, Karin, has been on board with this all along, and is one of the biggest reasons we’ve raised so much money on team Blissfully Bald. I am in awe of these women.
The third amazing woman I want to highlight today is Deborah Bryan, blogger at The Monster in Your Closet and young adult author of The Monster’s Daughter. Not only has she been our top donor–even promising matching donations if her readers’ give–but this morning, she decided to sign up as a shavee on team Blissfully Bald!
Here is a woman who I know full-well would love to live in a house with a yard and a unicorn, yet she’s putting up her own money, time away from her family, AND her hair for St. Baldrick’s. That is awe-inspiring.
It’s Not Too Late
P.S. Writing takes time and effort. If this post made you feel good, show me that you appreciate my writing with a donation to St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Any amount will do! Thank you!