Would you shave your head to show solidarity with kids fighting cancer?
I learned about St. Baldrick’s through one of my networking meetings. Emily Macbeth began supporting the cause after losing her child to cancer. She is organizing a fundraising event to be held at the Uptown Grill on Maple Road in Commerce. (If you haven’t been to the Uptown Grill, you’re missing out! Everything is excellent and they have live music regularly.) You can visit the St. Baldrick’s Uptown Grill event page here. If you are a business or offer a service, please contact Emily by email (Emily.MacBeth@mac.com) or by phone at (248)926-1908, to donate items to the silent auction.
St Baldrick’s organization works to raise money for childhood cancer research. Their work culminates annually on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) all over the USA when volunteers get their heads shaved in support of kids fighting cancer. In the weeks and months leading up to the 17th, those same people work diligently to shed light on the organization by collecting donations. There are also many volunteers who organize and work at the events.
Todd List is one such volunteer. If you know Todd, you realize he was already bald prior to becoming involved with St. Baldrick’s. For the past couple of weeks, he’s been growing his head and facial hair so he can shave it off. To make the event more interesting, as soon as he raises $1000, he’s promising to shave HALF his face and head until the the job is completed on the 17th. If you’d like to add some comedic relief to this very serious cause, be sure to donate in Todd’s name here.
In searching for Todd, I came across another volunteer planning to get her head shaved at Uptown Grill. Kate Stroud is one of the few females who is stepping up and going bald for the cause. I haven’t met Kate, but her blog, The Bald Project, is a beautiful read about her feelings on getting shaved. The video interview of her kids opinion is priceless. You can donate in Kate’s name here.
“Ni heolas go haontios”
There is no knowledge without unity
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the $20 you donated was the amount that made the difference and resulted in the cure? Let’s all pitch in to help St. Baldrick’s find the pot of gold for these children and their families.