Saturday, March 24, 2012
Day 84: Shaved Someone's Head
I have shaved my own head a couple of times in my life. Typically when I shave my head, it is for a sporting event. When Indiana made it to the Final Four in 2002, my friend's and I thought it warranted a head shave. When the United States tied England in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, again, I felt it necessary. There have been a few other times that, for seemingly no reason whatsoever, I shaved my head (once in college, it ended up looking like this for a week because of a bet). Each time, it was something fun to do, something wild to do, and usually something dumb to do, mostly because there was no meaning behind doing it. Well, today, for the first time, I am going to participate in some head shaving that has tremendous meaning behind it. Today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to shave someone else's head to honor Kyle Volek as part of a St. Baldrick's event. Since 2000, St. Baldrick's has grown from a small head shaving event put together by a couple of friends to the "world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research." So much money has been raised by these events, and it is a great way to show solidarity with those who didn't have a choice in losing their hair. I have seen first hand the effects that cancer has on children and adults alike, so anything I can do to support this great cause, I will do. Due to future plans for my hair for a random act, I am not able to shave my own head just quite yet, but I will be sure to take great joy in shaving someone besides myself for a change. Although 366 Random Acts has already reached a personal team goal for fundraising, any additional donations will be HUGE!!! You can visit our team page here. Now I am off with clippers in hand!