Kids, Cancer and Being Bald

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I absolutely cannot imagine a scenario that would freak me out more than having one of my children be diagnosed with some serious illness. I am incredibly lucky in this regard, that my kids made it to adulthood with only the usual bumps and bruises associated with growing up.

Apparently occasional commenter and long-time friend Juan Federico and his lovely wife Angela feel the same way, because they have formed a team supporting the charity St. Baldrick's, an organization that funds research grants, infrastructure grants, multi-institution grants, fellowships and scholars dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancers. The fund-raising gimmick is shaving your head bald if you meet your fund-raising goal (and I guess even in you don't), hence the name.

So, if you have a few extra charity bucks in your budget this month, head on over and support Team Gonzalez over at St. Baldrick's.

Good luck, guys. I look forward to the photos of both of you with your new "Mr. Clean" looks.

7 comments:

Womanji said...

I absolutely Love you! I don't know what else to say for all the support and for being our friend.

Juan Federico said...

You just made my Angie cry. This time, it's a good thing that she is bawling a little. Love ya Janiece.

Janiece said...

Love you both, too. Good luck!

Nathan said...

Oddly enough, Anon GF just asked me when I was planning to take my "Bribery Drive" thermometer off my blog...and, then she said, "You know you've got to donate it somewhere, don't you?"

I'll retire it and donate the massive $7.43 I raised during its existence (and I'll throw in something to round it up to a less embarrassing number).

Janiece said...

Hehe. Thanks, Nathan. You're a peach.

Anne C. said...

A friend of mine in Seattle did that! I contributed to his drive, especially after I saw that he really did go through with it. It was awesome!

Warner (aka ntsc) said...

I support a friend who did this last year, a teacher who let the highest contributing student wield the clippers on her locks.