This Friday, July 16th at 2:00 in the DRC Commons, I will be getting my head shaved. What if my dollar buys the Petri dish that ends up holding the cure? That was my first thought when I saw the article in UNMC Today about folks shaving their heads to raise money for cancer research. My second thought was, How could I get in on it? My hair’s getting shaggy, and I know several people with cancer including a family member who’s currently in the hospital, so it’s really a no-brainer.
You heard it right – I’m shaving my head in solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment, while raising critical funds for childhood cancer research!
In the US, more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease. Please make a donation on my behalf to support childhood cancer research so that all children diagnosed with cancer will have a better chance for a cure.