Shave the way to a cure for cancer

Last week,

I posted a


of before and after pictures of TechRepublic

staffer Paul Sisler who bravely sacrificed his precious locks of golden hair

for a good cause. St. Baldrick's Foundation raises

funds and awareness for childhood cancer research with events that feature the

shaving of volunteers' heads.

I can't see

myself getting my head shaved for any reason, even one as noble as finding a

cure for cancer, so I wanted to spread the word about Paul's fund raising

exploits. I encourage you to take a look at the

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and ask yourself if you would shave your head to raise money. If you are like

me, you might want to contribute some money in lieu of hair.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.