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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:|21904

And for more of Sammy's story, go to this site:

Thank you all in advance

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We're at $440

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

Almost half way there!!

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More than half-way there!!

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

With your help, my donations have now reached $560 listed, with another $75 in checks that will be counted the day of the event!! Only $365 more to go to get to the $1000 goal!

If I make it to my $1000 goal, I'll be changing my avatar to a pic of me BALD!! Won't that be fun!?!

I'm going to put up some flyers around town this weekend and see if I can't generate some more donations.

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78 x $5

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

I need 78 people to donate $5 in order to reach my $1000 goal... any takers?

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or 5 x $78

by NickNielsen In reply to 78 x $5

That may actually be easier.

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Lots easier for ME...

by Jessie In reply to or 5 x $78

... not so much easier for those 5 people.

Though ya know, it is income tax refund time for those who get them.

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Hit me,

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

I'm back. Bumpity bump bump.

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Consider yourself

by Jessie In reply to Hit me,
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Thanks! Everyone should check this other thread also

by seanferd In reply to Consider yourself

">The Official "How to" Thread for TR, written by members</A>


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One good turn deserves another...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Shaving my head for St. B ...

bumpity bump bump.

edit just because I can and the bump didn't bring it to the top...

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Just 5 days and $270 to go!!!

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

I've been knitting myself some lovely lite weight caps to keep the cool weather off my bald head. I've got 3 of 'em so far... and I'm thinking that as easy as they are, I may just keep up making them and donate them to the local hospital oncology department. They only "cost" me $3 and 2 hours of work per cap. Whaddya think?|21904

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