Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Baldrick's - The Results


I hope you all remember my post last month called Going Bald for St. Baldrick's - Or, Star Trek Made Me Do It!

I decided to take the plunge and get my head shaved in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises money for children's cancer research. I made a goal to raise $1500 and I did. In fact, I raised more than that, but they are still tallying in the amounts and accepting donations. You can still donate via my fundraising page.  


Here is my "before" picture. I was fortunate that it turned out that an old coworker's daughter was one of the shavers for the event. She did a super tidy job on me, which I thank her for. I've heard that they have to go through so many people that sometimes the shaves get a bit messy.


In fact, there were over 200 people that got shaved that night. I had waited for my friends to come and so when I got into the line for shaving, it was over a half hour wait! 

The shaving turned out to be a lot of fun. You can't help just laugh away as it is happening since you can't see it happening. Thank goodness my friend Rodney was there filming the whole thing for us. These are his pictures and video.


Here I am with event organizer and friend, Henry de Vere White. His pub, de Vere's Pub, hosted the event and has another one tomorrow night at their Davis location. The goal for Sacramento was to raise $150,000. They are still counting, but it should be very close.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, you can watch the whole thing:








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