I had a dear friend do this a couple years ago – she is in entertainment, albeit backstage, and was known for her very long, VERY curly hair. Took her almost six months to get it back where she was comfortable going out without a scarf, but she says she’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Such a simple act, but so inspiring! I wonder how much they raised that day.
My husband’s cousin was part of this! Very cool.
Wow, this timing couldn’t be better for me! I am a high school teacher. Our school is raising money for leukemia research and we are asking for pennies – or any change that can be spared. In an unfortunate coincidence, one of my fellow teachers was diagnosed with leukemia and will be out for the rest of the school year fighting for her life. In my 12 years teaching, we have had 23 students and 5 teachers diagnosed with cancer, and sadly we have lost a few of those. In thinking about these students and my colleagues, I was moved to up the ante in our fund raiser and set a target goal of $15,000. If we reach that goal, I announced that I would shave my head and donate my hair. I am known for my thick, long, beautiful hair. It doesn’t look like we are going to reach our goal. So I was on the fence about going ahead and shaving it anyway. This bumped me over. I am going to do it and with confidence! Thank you for posting – it has helped change at least one life!
Hair will grow back. I’ve had my head shaved all but bald more than once, and seven 2′ or longer ponytails of mine have left me over the years for Locks of Love… Only thing is people look at you when it’s really short, and someone may ask you… I’ve freaked a few friends showing up suddenly short, but. It’s just hair. This sort of thing is great! Kudos to them all!
My brother-in-law has done this every year for four years running now. He wasn’t in the video, but I know he was at the Raleigh one last year. ‘Tis a worthy cause.
In a very loosely related wedding story, the year he and my sister got married, he asked her if it would be okay to do St. Baldrick’s because he was afraid his hair wouldn’t be long enough in time for the wedding. Her response was along the lines of “It’s your head, and if it’s still short by then, then so be it.” My sis was a very chill bride.
A Great fundraiser. Australia has a version of this called “The Words Greatest Shave (http://www.worldsgreatestshave.com/). You can colour or shave.
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