Friday, March 13, 2009

St. Baldrick's 2009-March 21st

I know what you are thinking, "St. Baldrick's 2009?" St. Baldrick's Foundation is a wonderful foundation that raises money for children's cancer research. Their slogan is: "Shaving the way to conquer kid's cancer!" This is a legitimate foundation whose mission is to "raise awareness and funds to cure kid's cancer by supporting cancer research and fellowship." Now before you stop reading...please rethink it. Take a look at what a fellow blogger is doing:


Jay, from the blog Halftime Lessons is a part of this wonderful "shaving" on March 21st. He is trying to raise money for this awesome cause. No cancer is "good", but when an innocent child get's cancer and their life is cut so short by this horrible disease, it is the "worst" cancer. I wanted to share an excerpt from this blog about last year's fund raiser:

" Last year as we all gathered to shave our heads in empathy outside the medical center, our organizer motioned for us all to look up at the windows where the children on the oncology ward were standing and waving at female doctor from the hospital was so moved by what was going on outside that she came out, walked to the front of the line, and asked us to shave every bit of the beautiful long auburn hair running down the length of her back. People cried, and laughed, and cheered, and gave everything they could to help try to stop one more child from having to go through a terrible ordeal.

This will be the second year I do this...last year I personally raised over $1600, and our venue, one of hundreds, raised over $60,000. And yes, today I am here to ask your help." ( to read the complete post, click "Last year")

Now, if all that isn't wonderful enough, Halftime Lessons is having a contest! For every $5 (and seriously, what is $5!) you donate, your name will be put in a drawing. Grand prize #1 is YOUR blog name written on his head! A button made of that photo and linked to your blog and displayed on THEIR blog for 3 months! So really good advertising there! There are many , many prizes from a custom, handmade necklace, to $20 in scratch offs, to St. Baldrick's T-shirts.

Please remember it is for not only a good cause...but an AWESOME cause. There aren't many days left. Please go support Jay and the "kids".

(picture taken from St. Baldrick's Foundation website)


Brenda said...

What a wonderful program! I had never heard of it, but I am going to go check it out and see what I can do to help! Thanks...

Gena said...

Count me in! I immediately went to the site and donated.
Thank you!