Hello all you lovely EtiquetteHell readers.
My name is Ticia, and I’ll be your blogger for today. If you’re a member of the forum, you know me as the co-admin, along with Jeanne. If you’re not a member of the forum… what are you waiting for? Go sign up, it’s a blast! (Admin’s note: Ticia also admins the blog occasionally, too!)
Ahem, now. Onto the important bits:
On March 12, 2011, I am going to shave my head.
No, no. It’s okay, I haven’t gone mad. (Despite what my mother thinks about the whole idea.)
“But why, Ticia? Why chop off all your long beautiful hair?!?” I can hear you exclaim. “And shaving your head? Isn’t that a bit… extreme?” (That’s what my mother said, anyway…)
It is a bit extreme, but it’s extreme for a good cause. On March 12, 2011 I shall be shaving my head for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. I am attempting to raise $1,000.
First, let me tell you a bit about St. Baldrick’s. This is from their website, which you can find at http://www.stbaldricks.org/
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.”
So, that’s what I’m doing. I’m raising money to fight childhood cancer. My little sister successfully fought against Hodgkin’s lymphoma, so this is a subject near and dear to my heart. I am doing this to honor her.
When I signed up to be a shavee, I emailed the coordinator and asked what happens to the hair. It turns out that, if the hair is long enough, they can donate it to Locks of Love. So, that’s what I’ll be doing with my hair.
It doesn’t stop there, though. It also turns out that they needed people willing to shave their head on TV. So, on Saturday, March 12, 2011, not only will I shave off all my hair, I’ll do it on the Morning news. I’ll post a link to the video when it become available, and I’ll post after pictures. (The before picture is at the end of this post. It was taken this morning, to show exactly how much hair is going to be gone.)
This is where you, faithful readers, come in. As I mentioned before, I am trying to raise $1000 for St. Baldrick’s. Thanks to the generosity of the EHellions, I am already up to $130! I have 9 more days, and with your help, I know we can do it.
So please, if you have a minute and a spare dollar or two, go to http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/participantid/441287 and click on “Make a Donation” under my picture.
Thank you so much. And Mom… I promise it’ll grow back!