WHOA...we're already to 50% of our goal of $3000 at 8am of day two...thank you so much!!!
In support of my wife, Tricia, and in honor of both my brother-in-law, Jeff Prentice, I'm challenging my family, friends and blog readers to help me raise no less than $3000 in 1 week for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
If I can raise $3000 by noon next Friday (August 8, 2008), I will shave my head, live on the internet at 8pm that night (all times are EST).
The LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Last year, LLS funded more than $64 million in research, with more than $7 million going towards 18 active research projects at Duke and UNC.
LLS also provides several resources to their patients, including Family Support Groups and a Patient Financial Aid Program.
As you know, Tricia was diagnosed with Post-Transplant Lymphoma a few weeks ago. What you might not know is that Tricia's brother-in-law was also diagnosed with Stage IV Follicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), a treatable, but incurable cancer. He is the father of five of my favorite nieces and nephews and is also currently undergoing aggressive chemotherapy, similar to Tricia. I am privileged that he has given me his permission to participate in this fundraiser in his honor.
I have to warn you...I have shaved my head (and by "shave", I do mean with a razor) once before, and I've been told that I might have one of the ugliest heads in the history of the world, which is bizarre considering the rest of me is so beautiful...
To participate in the worldwide effort to make me bald and beautiful, simply Click Here and follow the online instructions.
Mail a check, made out to "LLS", with "CFHusband Goes Bald" in the memo line to:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
401 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Ste. 200
Cary, NC 27513
Every penny we raise (under or over $3000) goes directly to the LLS, and if you have any questions about this fundraiser, feel free to contact the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of LLS.
And, if you really want to see my shiny, white head, consider linking this post on your blog and asking people for their support (and, feel free to use the graphic above)!!!
Thank you so much for considering being a part of this fundraiser and making life a little easier for hundreds of thousands of cancer patients around the world!
BTW. Because I know people will ask, Tricia has not lost any of her hair yet, but the odds are she will within the next few weeks.