"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand? "

-Captain Jack Sparrow


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Awesome Kid Wednesday- St. Baldrick's

Some of you may or may not remember that two years ago Jenny, Aurora and I shaved our heads to help raise money to fight childhood cancer.

It was one of the most liberating things I've ever done. I still remember how bizarre it felt to lay my head on the pillow and the crazy noise whenever I rolled over. I could actually hear my hair.

(You can see more posts about that here and here and my favorite picture of bald Aurora here.)

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From that time until now, our good friend Raven has been psyching herself up to do the same thing. And I'm guessing that giving up all that hair will be a lot harder for a 12 year old than a bunch of moms.

She's the one with the flying hair in the picture below. You can see her beautiful poem here and her insane birthday present here. If you haven't read that poem yet, you really should click on over to it. It's worth the time.

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So this Friday, we'll be heading out to Fado's to cheer her on as she gets every hair on her head shaved off.

If anyone feels moved to do so, please make a donation to St. Baldrick's, a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the lives of kids with cancer. And, as extra motivation, I'll once again be giving away one of my aromatherapy necklaces to a random donor. Just come back here and let me know you've donated. Also, I'll give you an extra chance at the prize if you link to this post from your blog (just let me know).

She's just 205 dollars short of her goal and you can donate as little as a dollar and still be entered in the drawing.

Click here to Donate.

Thanks so much.

5 comments:

May said...

That actually looks like a lot of fun! I'd imagine shaving your head is easier if you have a few good friends to do it with. Headed over to donate now!

Jenny said...

Yay Raven!!!

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Happy shaving to Raven! I am so proud of her and hope tonight goes well. :) Please have an ale for me at Fado's. I love it there. It's a place with some bittersweet memories, but Fado's Denver will always be in my heart!

Have fun.
Karin

Dot said...

that's so cool... I know I wouldn't have had the guts to do that at that age!

By the way, I featured your egg blowing technique on Dabbled today:

http://dabbled.org/2010/03/easter-egg-prep-how-to-blow-eggs.html

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Oh CRUMB!! I swear I left a comment here the other day. I think I had a glitch in Chrome or something -- maybe it had to do with the new comment moderation thing here?

Anyway, I wanted to wish Raven good luck, I said something nice about Fado's, and I also was thinking, "Wow, it has been two years since I have seen you!" for it was just before (or just after?) St Baldrick's in 2008 that you had a party at your place. I remember bringing the kids and having a good time. :)

Anyway, let's try again with this comment. :) I hope everything went WELL, and Yay Raven! What a girl! :)