Joined Friday, February 22, 2002
Home page www.stbaldricks.org
Dear Book Crossers,
This March, I’m adding a twist to my St. Patrick’s Day celebration by shaving my head at Cancer Survivors Plaza/Allegro Bistro to raise money for a cure for childhood cancer through an event called St. Baldrick’s Day.
St. Baldrick’s was dreamt up by a group of business executives in New York City in 2000, who had been observing St. Patrick’s Day in the traditional way---pints at their favorite pub, with music and laughter in great supply. They decided to give their celebration a little twist and help young children diagnosed with cancer by recruiting volunteers to have their heads shaved in public in return for pledges of financial support.
What began with a goal of “$17,000 on the 17th of March,” in five years raised nearly $7,000,000! The primary beneficiary of the event is CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation, the only organization of its kind focused solely on supporting life-saving research and treatment of childhood cancer.
Unlike many of these children who face an uncertain future, I am lucky enough to know that my hair will grow back in just a couple of months. So, if a little off the top will help save the life of a child, it’s a small price to pay.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by sponsoring me to shave my head. To make a donation, and learn more about the event and the cause, visit www.StBaldricks.org, click on “Sponsor a Shavee” to submit a donation in my name, or call 800-899-BALD to donate by phone. I will also be collecting pledges at different locations.
Join me at Allegro Bistro on March 11, 2005 at 3:00PM to 8:00PM to watch as I help shave the way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!
To donate by mail(checks):
1. Make your check payable to "St. Baldrick's - New Orleans"
2. Please write my name (Justin Pamplin) in the memo line of the check.
3. Send your donation to:
St. Baldrick's Processing Center, c/o RT Lawrence,
1411 Freeway Drive, Suite 200, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670