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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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Thanks Jaqui!

by Jessie In reply to well good --edited

I appreciate the plug with your local radio station. My local country station is doing their annual radiothon to raise money for St. Jude hospital... I think I'll email them a link to my donation site. Thanks for the idea!

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Jessie

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

It's so wonderful that you are raising awareness and working toward a cure for childhood cancer. My hat is off to you! I'm so sorry that you and your family have had to go through such a tragic loss.

His pictures are beautiful.

Now, all I have to do is get rid of my 'cry face' before other people start getting to the office. :)

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bump ~nt~

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

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

If you don't donate, we will never get to see Jessie without hair!!!

We can't let that happen- bald is beautiful- especially when it is a) a choice and b) for such a great cause!!!

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by faradhi In reply to Shaving my head for St. B ...
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'Nother bump

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

Good grief, at this rate, we'll hit 100 posts and 90 of them will be bumps.

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no doubt

by Jaqui In reply to 'Nother bump

they should be posting here.

since it's my birthday in 5:26 and a few odd seconds.

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And A Very

by Michael Jay In reply to no doubt

Happy Birthday to you Jaqui, consider this yet another bump with a donation.

Best to you Jessie

Mike

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

bump Doin' tha bump.

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by Michael Jay In reply to Shaving my head for St. B ...

250.00, come on guys we can do better..

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