I have decided to shave my hair to show my support for children fighting cancer. Have you heard of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation? It’s basically an organization that raises money to help fund childhood cancer research.
“‘Shavees’ for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation show their support by shaving their heads voluntarily, and inspiring friends and family to donate money to support childhood cancer research.” –St. Baldrick’s Foundation
I can’t explain exactly why I have decided to participate. I heard about it before but didn’t give much thought to it. Then on the way to my in-laws while I was driving in my car alone I suddenly remembered it. And that’s when I felt a calling to do it.
I’m doing it for the children. I’m doing it for the parents. I’m doing it because I feel like it’s what I can do, to do my part in fighting this awful disease. I just can’t imagine as a parent hearing the words, “Your child has cancer.”
I have decided to honor Brooke. Brooke is 9 years old and is being treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the same hospital Jacob had his surgery at. You can read more about Brooke here.
So, here I am 10 days and $680 dollars later. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous at all. Because I am. However, I feel like it is the right thing to do. It’s only hair, after all. It will grow back.
Shaving day is tomorrow, February 15th at 4:40 pm. I’m sure it’ll be life changing. I can’t wait.