Friday, April 16, 2010

St. Baldrick's Foundation

He REALLY wants to help, I think he wants to be older and wiser, too.
Steve already is.

St. Baldrick's Foundation

Steve and I ate at Garman's, the Irish pub downtown, yesterday. It reminded me of posting this event.I told Steve he could shave his head, yes it was a wonderful cause, wonderful!

But leaving the bald head was not an option, he did it anyway so I made him do the "Magic Mountain Old Man Dance! Yes, he does look like him, huh?

You have no idea how hilarious he was doing that dance! I cound't keep the camera still and it had a MIND (Androids are taking over) of its own. Okay sideways. AND adding extra words funny!! I made him dance like the Mr. Six at Magic Mountain! Wanna' see Steve dance? He promised me he'll perform when he's got his head shaved, but only for the people that helped with the fun-d raiser. I'm not in on this...Kiely is teaching him the moves here in Santa.

I think this is from the newspaper:
On March 17, 2000, reinsurance executives Tim Kenny, John Bender and Enda McDonnell turned their industry's St. Patrick's Day party into a benefit for kids with cancer. The three planned to raise "$17,000 on the 17th," recruiting 17 colleagues to raise $1,000 each to be... shorn. Instead, the first St. Baldrick's event raised over $104,000! The event had a life of its own and quickly grew into the world’s largest volunteer-driven fund raising program for childhood cancer research! The Foundation now funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Since 2000, events have taken place in 24 countries and 50 US states, raising over $74 million. More than 130,000 volunteers-- including over 10,000 women-- have shaved their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family – each one becoming a walking billboard for the cause! At a St. Baldrick's event, something amazing happens. People who normally shy away from the very thought of childhood cancer find themselves compelled to support this cause after looking into the face of these brave children who are beaming as their friends and family members proudly display their newly shorn heads. Volunteers and donors see it can be fun to support a serious cause. Young cancer patients and survivors see how many people care. And researchers see St. Baldrick's funds helping to find like so many other foundations a cure for childhood cancer.

Without The Suit My DH Still
Looks Like Him!
Wow, a Bobble-Head...

1 comment:

Breeda said...

I love that photo! I have that as Dad's Caller ID photo on my Cell Phone. hahaha