Friday, February 27, 2009

I need your bloggy love...


(**I'm going to keep this post at the top until the fundraiser, so check under it for new posts)
My beautiful son (aka Stud Muffin!) is doing a fund raiser at school next month, and I couldn't be prouder! Some of you may have heard of the St. Baldrick's Day event. If you haven't, you can find out more info when you click on the link below. Basically, participants sign up to have their heads shaved (oh, yes, SHAVED!) in order to raise money for cancer research. Specifically, it's for children's cancer research. I'm so proud of my baby for doing this. My "real" friends, and some long-time readers, know a little bit about how cancer has touched my family. I had no idea of the impact it's had on him. Anyone who knows my baby knows he ADORES his hair! For him to SHAVE IT OFF is huge.
H-U-G-E!! I'm still a bit surprised that he's doing this.

OK, so click on the link below, get the scoop on the St. Baldrick Foundation, and help Stud Muffin reach his donation goal. Right now it's $1,000, but I have a feeling we'll be raising it soon, cuz my Bloggy Friends are ultra generous! Thanks in advance for all your support! Oh, of course, feel free to pass this on to all your friends ;-) Thanks!

http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/shavee_info.php?ParticipantKey=2009-61423#

*** Update: We have now raised his goal to $2,000. Thanks to the generosity of my family and friends, he was able to raise $500 in the first two days! I just checked the total right now, and I see my brother made a freakin' $250 pledge! Thanks, Brother!

15 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

awww...losing those lovely locks for a good deed...what a sweetie!!!!

Bow Chica Wah Wah said...

That says so much of his character! I would be proud of him too =)

Anonymous said...

Chi Girl - I am Carebear's Mom, DDT's Grandma and I just need to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. It runs from laughing my head off (Patel in school)to crying reading about your son (dancing with him). I am a breast cancer survivor and lost my hair twice during 5 years of treatment - BLESS you for raising a son with character and soul. I hope your baby's parents appreciate the foundation you are laying for their future. And many years ago I traveled for my company and Chicago was my favorite place to 'visit'. I loved the downtown architecture and Lakeshore Drive. It is a beautiful city and the only place that my husband visited where he realized he had to wear long pants and a coat! Keep up the goodwork - Carebear's Mom

Desert Rat said...

Very cool!

Farm-Raised said...

We downloaded the form.

Look at that mop!!! :-)

karengberger said...

That is so nice of him. We have friends (in Oregon) who have also done this, & it's a great idea. Please pass on my compliments & thanks to him.

Clippy Mat said...

you want me to shave me head???
:-)
i'll check out the form and get back to you.

Clippy Mat said...

downloaded the form will send donation. have to use a cheque. no credit card due to theiving buggers who stole my pin and card number from an 'undisclosed' merchant.
:-))

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

"curly goodness"! That is really cool, and I know you are REALLY proud of him!

Clippy Mat said...

hey chi chi email me at clippymat@gmail.com need an address to send my cheque. got my form.
:-)

M said...

Very cool!
I shaved my head and kept it bald for 2 months while my daughter was in the early stages of treatment. In fact, my husband and son did the same. We were only in the cancer world a short time and didn't know about St. baldrick events then. What a wonderufl thing to do!

The Girl Next Door said...

WOW you must be VERY proud. Count me in.

Smileygirl said...

Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini:

2 parts blueberry Stohli (or other blueberry flavored vodka) to 1 part Triple sec. 1 fresh squeezed lemon (for juice) could use bottled lemon juice but I Like the floating pulp bits of lemon. Shake in shaker with ice. Garnish with sugar rim and 3-4 blueberries! There are sooo many other recipes online but this one is not too sweet at all. A bit strong but that's how I like it!

p.s. I"m drinking it now and am getting quite a buzz.

xoxo

Busy Bee Suz said...

You have an award from me my friend. :)

karengberger said...

ChiTown, a dear reader just left a comment on my blog that she is donating, too! Wanted to share the love! Have a great weekend. I am going to copy that Blueberry Lemon Drop recipe!