Monday, January 14, 2008

Shave for a Cure

I'd like to take a moment to talk to you about something serious.

After many years of saying I'm going to do it, but leaving it to late, I am finally taking part in the World's Greatest Shave, an annual event to raise money for leukaemia, lymphoma and related conditions. While I have not had much experience with these particular types of cancer, I know how devastating they can be for those affected. Cancer is a very personal issue for me, and I'll do what I can to help find a cure. My hope is that advances towards a cure for specific types may help advance the cause for others.

Money raised will directly help patients and their families, as well as fund research for better treatments and cures, so please dig deep. You can sponsor me online at my shave page, and also see before and after photos, leave comments, etc. I know some of you may have misgivings about making donations online but please rest assured that it is a very secure, professional site. I'll put the link in the side bar as well so that you won't have to dig up this post if you get back to it later.

The event itself runs from the 13th to the 15th of March, so please donate before then. If you can't spare much, that's OK, but remember every little bit helps.

Thank you.


catsmum said...

david and I are in for $50 each

The One and Only Nadie said...


Fi Fi said... first comment....go me...what do i get if i place the most money in one hit...hehe. Love you

The Boy said...

I'll of course sponsor you, but that goes without saying.

The One and Only Nadie said...

well you get free reign with my hair and therefore get to be the first to see the end result :) love you to babe

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Soooo, do you think you'll be shaving it all off, or colouring it ??? You have beautiful hair, it would be a shame to see it come off, although for a wonderful cause.
Take care, Meow

Bliss said...

Good on you for doing the shave! I did it in 2003 (then aged in my mid-40s). My students at school were prepared to laugh hard but then saw the seriousness of it all & donated a total of $1500 - a good outcome for our little country school. That same day, I got the driver's licence renewal notice in the mail. For the next ten years, I am bald on the licence! LOL

The One and Only Nadie said...

Bliss - that was a great outcome, and I'll bet the license was a good conversation starter!

Meow - I'll be dying my hair purple, and I'm going to bleach first so that it's really vivid :)

Jejune said...

Very happy to donate, in fact I might start up a group myself - my favourite relative, my uncle, has just been diagnosed with a very rare and severe form of acute leukaemia. I tried to make a donation on the site, but it didn't seem to go through - are you able to see if it has?

If not, can you email me the BPay details? (My email link is in my profile)

Thanks :)