Would you take it all off for a good cause? Not your clothes, silly! Your hair!
Today is World Cancer Day and to show my support, I decided to take it all off.
I shaved my head. By shaving my head on February 4, 2015 – World Cancer Day, I’m demonstrating my support and solidarity for the thousands of cancer patients who undergo treatment each year. And, I’m raising funds for cancer research!
To date, I’ve raised $1015, thanks to my supportive family, friends, and people on Twitter and Facebook! My fundraising goal was $500 and I reached 203% of my goal! I had a “moment” sitting in the stylist’s chair. I cried not because I was about to lose all my hair, but because I thought of all the people in our lifetime who will benefit from funds raised for cancer research.
I’m a person of my word and when I say I’ll do something, I mean it.
I was shocked to read that 40% of all Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. That is a HUGE percentage of the population!
Participating in the #NoHairSelfie Campaign gives us the chance to show our solidarity with Canadians undergoing cancer treatment and provides much-needed funds for cancer research atPrincess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
I don’t by any means consider myself a brave person. In fact, I’m not daring at all. I do consider all those who have gone through cancer or who are going through cancer to be the brave and strong ones.
Our family has lost loved ones to cancer, so the #NoHairSelfie #WorldCancerDay cause is near and dear to our hearts.
Yesterday, I put out a question on Facebook, asking whether I should go for a pixie cut, buzz cut, or just shave it all off!
One reader said that cancer patients have no choice in the matter when they lose their hair. It made sense for me to just shave it all off. All or nothing.
There you have it!
Thanks to the lovely Julie Brown and Amanda Wahl-Watson at The Stylist’s Chair in Mindemoya, ON for being part of my #NoHairSelfie fundraising experience. Thank you to everyone who supported my #NoHairSelfie. Thank you to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for raising and stewarding funds to deliver breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at the Princess Margaret.
Victoria Ess says
You looked great!
Krista M says
You are so brave! Great job raising so much money! And the bravest of all are the 40% of people with cancer. The numbers are staggering. You have done a wonderful thing for them.
Wow! You did it! You are an exemplary act from an incredible person. Someone we should all be proud to know. You touch the lives of all you come in contact with. A true GOOD person on the Web.
Thanks so much, Janie! Your words mean so much to me.
Thanks, Canine! It’s a cause so close to our hearts.
ivy pluchinsky says
you rock! I did this 2 years ago. I’m thinking its time to do it again or something similar….. maybe next year!
Ivy, you rock!!
Wow! LO must be so proud of you! What a role model. You are an amazing inspiration! xo
Xe, Little One was SHOCKED. Then she said I look like her grandpa. In the end, she was proud of her Mama and said I look beautiful bald. Seriously, that kid melts my heart.
Xenia Paterson says
Kids will do that! So sweet.
You are such a loving and wonderful soul. You are beautifuly inside and out and I am so proud to call you friend! Muah xoxox
Thanks so much, Jess! You’ve been such a great support!
Christine! You are such a BEAUTIFUL person inside and out! A true inspiration! I’m SO SO proud of you!! <3 <3 What an amazing thing you've done for an amazing cause!! Love ya!!
Thanks, Brandi! I <3 ya! Thank you for your friendship and your support always! xoxo