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Shaving my head for St. Baldrick's

By Jessie ·
Blame it on Jaqui. I was going to wait until the 15th and start this thread, but his birthday is on the 13th, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAQUI, and he wants you all to donate to childhood cancer research as a birthday present to him.

Also, I have a serious question in regard to fundraising at work; How should I approach my boss who's in another state in regards to company matching: email or phone call, and what do I say?

So that you all know why I am doing this; I spent 19 days of the month of July 2006 baking and taking food up to Children's Mercy Hospital for my step-sister, her husband, and their children while they were watching over their sweet infant baby Samuel Caine Hamilton as he lay dying. Sammy was diagnosed with rhabdoid cancer of the liver on July 8th of 2006. He was just 3 months and 1 week old. After two chemo treatments and several blood transfusions, Sammy passed away from his cancer on July 27 2006.

Rhabdoid cancer is an exceedingly rare and virulent form of childhood cancer. It mostly strikes children between 0 and 2 years old and the survival rate is only 20-25%. In solidarity with children who lose their hair due to chemo treatments, and in honor of my sweet baby nephew Sammy, I am shaving my head in a fundraiser for St. Baldrick's on March 15th of this year and I am asking for your sponsorship. All proceeds go to funding childhood cancer research.

If you'd like to donate on my head, go to this site: http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/shavee_info.html?ParticipantKey=2008|21904

And for more of Sammy's story, go to this site: http://www.samuelcainecancerfund.com/

Thank you all in advance
Jessie

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Regarding matching

by Tig2 In reply to Shaving my head for St. B ...

Start with your HR department. They likely know. You can
also peer me with your employer and I can check our lists.

Oh... and BUMP!

C'mon people!

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2nd bump

by NickNielsen In reply to Shaving my head for St. B ...

Let's get it going, TR. We can do this in our sleep.

Edit: Just got back from the Samuel Caine memorial site...severe pollen issues...

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Thanks Nick!

by Jessie In reply to 2nd bump
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While you were posting

by NickNielsen In reply to Thanks Nick!

I was at the Samuel Caine site. Whew! Got some Kleenex?

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I know.

by Jessie In reply to While you were posting

He was a cute, sweet little guy. Still makes me cry every time I look at his pictures, think about what he would have looked like now, at 22 months old.

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well good --edited

by Jaqui In reply to Shaving my head for St. B ...

thre we go people. you heard the lady, sponsor Jessies shaving her head in support of childrens cancer research as a b-day prezzie for me.
[ and you know darned well that you are investing in the future by keeping kids alive ]

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and bump the thead, since if I hadn't seen a direct link to it from Jessie I would have missed it.

and Jessie,
local classic rock radio station:
Rock 101 does a radiothon from the local children's hospital annually to help raise funds. I just sent them an email about it, with a link to this thread.

http://rock101.com

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Mornin', Jaqui

by NickNielsen In reply to well good --edited

Browsed the Rock 101 page and got to looking at the concert listings. Must be nice to not have to drive two-three hours to get to those kinds of acts.

Oh, yeah...morning bump.

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it is morning..

by Jaqui In reply to Mornin', Jaqui

which means it's almost time for bed.

not have to drive 2-3 hours to get those type of acts?

try walk less 6 blocks to radio station offices. ]:)

5 blocks to one of the better venues.
13 blocks to either of the big stadiums.

suburbia is the wrong way to go, live and work in town, much easier commute.

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and another bump, this is the type of thread to keep near the top of the list :)

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Mornin guys

by Jessie In reply to Mornin', Jaqui

Gotta head across the state today, spend the night in a nice little hotel, walk into two computer classrooms, say hi, maybe replace a key on a keyboard, ask a couple teachers and some relatives over on that side of the state to sponsor my head shaving, drive back across the state tomorrow... get reimbursed for mileage.

Thanks for the link Jaqui and for keeping the thread bumped up while I was sleeping.

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well howdy Jessie,

by Jaqui In reply to Mornin guys

and I wasn't as nice as it sounds, I sent it to Bro Jake, their morning show Leader, and they has just gotten on the air.. the 5-6 am time being the pre morning show morning show.
[ don't ask, I haven't figured out why they start the morning show an hour before the DJs come on the air. ]

ya never know, they could read the mail on the air, read this thread, or just about anythng.
Bro Jake Edwards, the shock jock that got chased from every city in Canada but Vancouver
[ he just isn't far enough over the top to get chased out of here. ]

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