Actually, I don’t want you to give me your money but to give it to childhood cancer research via the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. You can donate here if that’s enough information, but there’s more.
The St Baldrick’s event started as a drunken St. Patrick’s Day dare between some friends five years ago, and has now raised over $30 million for the research. There are events all over the country and even in Bermuda and Canada.
Last year I shaved my head (pic in Extended Entry) on St. Patrick’s Day with our firefighter’s union to raise money for childhood cancer research and raised $2000 on my own, and $6,000 through the team I “captain” called The Council. We call it that because I got four members of the North Plainfield Borough Council (I’m president) to shave their heads. Pretty cool.
This year I jacked our goals. I want to raise $3000, and am trying to raise $10,000 through The Council. The money goes to hospitals all over the country, including quite a few in New Jersey including Robert Wood Johnson, St. Peters, and Hackensack University.
If you live near North Plainfield, NJ you can also join in as a fundraiser by agreeing to get your head shaved. Just go to The Council page and sign up. You have to select North Plainfield and The Council in dropdowns that are not easy to use, but, hey, it’s for a good cause.
If you don’t want to get shaved, you could blog about this and encourage people to donate at St. Baldricks or even donate yourself. The more people we have getting shaved or donating money the more children we can help.
Also, if you are a professional barber they need volunteers to do the shaving.