A blog about my journey through the weight loss jungle, and the all the stuff that goes with it on the way to a healthier me.

Posts tagged ‘childhood cancer research’

The Post I Have No Idea How to Name

So, as you can tell I abandoned my blog. The last time I wrote in February I was in a rut. I did get out of the rut but I let go of my support system and fell back in. I haven’t gained any weight back, but I also stopped losing. I let life get in the way again, and I had let myself down, again – so I just gave up.

About 2 weeks ago I had a few quiet wake up calls. A benign mole with atypical cells, heart palpitations, and friends with much more severe issues than I will ever have, etc.  In return I decided to work my way back out of the rut and stop the pity party (again). They are my issues to solve. One way I’m doing it is to give back because I know if feels good to help, and I want to feel like I’ve accomplished something that makes life a little better.  I am participating with St. Baldrick’s Foundation for kid’s charity.  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation coordinates worldwide signature head-shaving events where volunteers get bald to stand in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to support life-saving childhood cancer research.

Yes – I am a shavee.  I will be shaving my head at an event in NH on September 16th.  My goal is to raise $5,000.  Why?  I have been watching my friends helping to raise money for their excellent charities without being able to donate.  I wanted to do something fun, surprising and that gave back to kids in the best way.

The link to my website is here. I will be posting pictures of the day and hopefully video.  I hope you will help me with the journey with a donation, no matter how small, even $1 will help.  I’m not sure how often I’ll be writing but it will be sooner than 4 months.  If you know of any companies that might like some community involvement you can have them get in touch w/ me through this blog.

Thanks for reading & helping!

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