Going Bald, Raising Funds
One year ago, my wife and I (and Deb, along with many others) made good on a commitment to shave our heads (read about our decision to do that here) while friends, family, and complete strangers alike gave their money to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund childhood cancer research. Here are the before and after photos:
We did it all for Donna. The experience was incredible. We finally got to meet Mary Tyler Mom (Donna’s Mama), Nikki of Moms Who Drink and Swear, Katy of I Want a Dumpster Baby, and lots of other amazing folks like Shannon Shelley, who also traveled with her wife to Chicago (from Georgia) to get their heads shaved for Donna, with baby. The “Shavin’ Shelleys” will be doing it again this year!
Making It Happen
There a lots of ways to support a worthy cause. Our good friends Jamie and Jason let us stay at their house, and General Motors even let me borrow a sweet, new Chevy Volt for the trip down there. It was a smooth (and inexpensive!) drive, and it drummed up conversation wherever we went. I didn’t have to stop for gas the entire drive from Detroit to Chicago. I was thankful for the ride! (The car really deserves its own, separate post, but these pics will have to do.)
In exactly one week Karin and I will be driving back to Chicago. While we are not shaving our heads again this year, we will be there, cheering on everyone who is, helping out where we can, smiling, crying, and laughing. In fact, the experience last year really changed my life, and I wanted to do something to give back. Over the course of this past year, I put together a short video set to my own version of Katy Perry’s Firework–a song MTM thought Donna would have loved–because hair grows back, people don’t.
And it’s with that in mind that I ask you to consider donating to St. Baldrick’s on behalf of Donna’s Good Things.
Every bit helps. $100, $50, $25, $10, $5, or even $3! Your donation makes a difference. Choose hope.
Thank you so much.