Friday, March 23, 2012

St. Baldrick's Update (#3)

I just made the final installment of the SGF ATCT contribution to the St. Baldrick's Foundation for the 2012 shave the head fundraiser. The facility made their goal and so I guess I'm locked into getting my head shaved with my nephews this weekend.

I really do want to say thanks to everybody that made a contribution. I know that the boys are very excited to have exceeded their $1500 goal by more than $300! Even though they're not quite to $2000 (which is what I told them it would take for me to join them), I'm going in for the  head shaving anyway. I am really proud of them for doing this again this year and stepping up to help other kids that are in need. Just a couple of weeks ago they learned one of the kids that has been coming to their house for religion classes has been diagnosed with leukemia. Participating in this year's event will be much more personal than in years past.

Later this morning (after a couple of hours sleep) I'll begin the journey to meet them for the Saturday event. I plan on dinner with my folks tonight and then with Aaron and Jenny on Saturday night. Sunday I'll make the long drive home to push the weekend total driving to around 1100 miles (1770 km). Since I'll be spending most of the weekend hours behind the wheel, it will probably Monday before I post the pictures here and on Facebook.

For anybody that would still like to make a contribution, you can do that here. Just click on the "make a donation" link and follow the prompts.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

$1,931.00...that is awesome! The boys are only $69.00 away from your $2,000.00 challenge. I believe they will meet and exceed your challenge! I can hardly wait to see you bald, John! Better pick up a warm hat in Chicago, you'll need it. You'll probably be sleeping in a hat similar to the type put on newborn babies to keep their heads warm.