As many of you know I had my hair shorn to raise money for Alberta Cancer Foundation in a fundraising drive that they call Cuts for Cancer. It's not a once-a-year drive like some of their fund raisers, but several people within Crosstown Chrysler Jeep Dodge have been touched by cancer and decided to have their heads shaved. They felt they should also include their head office, AutoCanada, so four of us took up the challenge as several of us have been touched by cancer within our lifetimes.
Fortunately the weather was warm as a good sized crowd gathered to see all of us getting our head shaved. It's also fortunate that it was indoors because things were a little breezy after getting the noggin shaved! I think that this is probably the shortest my hair has ever been since before I was born.
In all it turned out there were more than 15 of us getting shaved, including 2 women. In today's society where stars become so superficial, it's good to see people , good people, raising money for a worthwhile cause. Okay, it's not like the stars don't donate a lot of money too, but these are real people who've raised over $10,000. AutoCanada has chipped in too and is matching what the staff have raised!
I have to thank all of you who have donated for this or any other charity that we have asked you about. It seems that with even though the economy is strong, funding for research has been reduced so more and more people are depending on our charity. I like to help where and when I can, especially when I see someone giving time, effort, and especially a personal sacrifice - whether it's getting your hair cut, having a skipping rope marathon, or spending 5 days for the homeless - I prefer this kind of interactivity and interest over door-to-door canvasing. Not that that doesn't have a place in life, and thanks to the canvassers large amounts of money are raised. I am still more willing to support someone who is enduring something though. Please do the same when you get a chance, or take that sacrificial step outside of your comfort zone and do some fundraising yourself. Believe me, getting my hair chopped is DEFINITELY outside my comfort zone! But thanks to friends and family, it's quite bearable.
Though a little chilly! I think I'll have to start wearing a cap again...
The AutoCanada team are Brian Telford, Yana Porter, Darryl Plunkie (aka Peanutgnome), and Rich Murch:
The whole group (sorry, I can't name everyone, so I won't name anyone...):