Tuesday, October 13, 2009

She's shaving her head

Over the last several months I've gotten to know Kris, an awesomely sweet blogger. And she's doing something very generous and just a little bit crazy.

She's shaving her head to help kids with cancer.

See, there's this charity called St. Baldrick's (get it, Baldricks?) Foundation. According to their website, "St. Baldrick's is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family." According to their 2008 Annual Report, over 77% of funds raised are used for grants that go to organizations researching cancer. That's a great use of funds; they keep their administrative and fund-raising costs nice and low.

So, as of March 20, 2010, Kris and her husband (and possibly other friends) will be shaving their heads. (Kris will even be giving her hair to Locks of Love, if she has enough to donate.) Kris is trying to raise $1000 before then. And I'm hoping some of us can help her.

To read Kris' blog post about this, click here. Or if you'd like to go ahead and donate, click the button below.

St. Baldrick's

Kris, may God bless you as you raise money for such a great cause! I'm looking forward to pictures of your beautiful, bald head in March!


Call Me Cate said...

Wow, yay for Kris!!! I'm not vain about my hair but it's such a security blanket. I really admire those that take part in St Baldrick's because it's such a visible way to start a conversation and spread the word.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for posting this. It means so much and if there's anything I can do in the future for you please let me know. One of my sisters, her boyfriend, and some people from our church want to join...If they are serious hopefully they will sign up! My hubby seems to think I'll look awfully weird bald....we shall see! ;-)

Hyla said...

Kris is awesome!

LEstes65 said...

That's very cool. I just had a conversation with a close friend that if anyone close (like family or very close friend) ever gets cancer, we're both going cue ball. I'm impressed with this woman who is doing it for all children with cancer. So cool.