David P Posted October 3, 2003 Share Posted October 3, 2003 Hi everybody. Well, what do you think? Dave G, Fay A, Ray A, and anyone else going through chemo -- is it good enough to be an honorary member of the LCSC Follicaly Challenged Club? I have been pretty busy lately and have not been posting much, but I have been reading and am reminded daily what a lousy disease this cancer is, and hope I don't sound too upbeat about what I have been doing, but after I tell you about today it's pretty tough not to feel upbeat. This is for all you that are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We had an AWESOME assembly this morning. The police were scheduled to ride into the gym at 10:15 through the 3 banners in the archway. The headshaving of the 39 heads, and a pair of legs for the guy who was already bald (26 kids, 11 teachers, a grandmother, and my dad) began at 9:45 after I introduced everyone, including the 7 hair stylists (I know, not much styling involved with a head shave ). As I called their names, each person burst through the banners, running in while the blairing Jock Jam music played, just like it was a big American sporting event. It was a very powerful sight. Even more powerful was watching all those young kids lose their hair to support kids with cancer. I was one of the last to go. My dad and I sat beside each other to get shaved; my dad is in remission from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma - his hair JUST grew back in. And I did save a bit of my rainbow colored hair. I figure I can either frame some of it, or I could make some small clown wigs with it. So, here's the kicker... my small middle school of 457 students raised $12,500.00 in just 3 1/2 weeks!! We combined that with my $5,500.00 I raised at the malls and we presented a cheque for $18,000.00 to the Canadian Cancer Society and Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. But wait, that's not all. The department store I work at part time and helped fundraise at also presented their $11,200.00 cheque for a total donation of $29,200.00!!! Now that was a powerful sight. I guess this means I get to take a bit of a break. Don't have to start training for next season's bike races till mid December, and the kids at school say we don't have to start fundraising again until January. It'll almost be like a holiday. Oh, before I forget - Fay A and anyone else out there who has been too shy to get their beautiful bald headed photo of themselves up on the message board -- JUST DO IT !! Take care all. David P. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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