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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Boy Shaved for a Cure - Right Before the Wedding

Boy wanted to Shave for a Cure to raise funds for people with Leukaemia. A family that fully supports our children developing social awareness and empathy toward others, we supported his desire to be brave and shave. Boy wanted to raise $1,000.00 for kids with Leukaemia and by yesterday afternoon he had already raised $170.00 from family and friends who happily sponsored him to lose his hair. I wasn't too worried about the difference between $170.00 and $1000.00 because there were still a few weeks worth of fund raising to go.

By the time I realized (last night) that the public shaves occurred today, just 2 weeks before our wedding, it was far too late to pull out. I suggested that Boy perhaps have his shave at our reception and we hit all our wedding guests up for a donation to the Leukaemia Foundation.

"No way," he and step-father appealed. "It's tomorrow and that's it. At least everyone at the wedding will remember how brave Boy is and how kids can help sick people. It'll be good motivation for others to help."

I swallowed my nervousness around having a prickly headed ring bearer and sent the boys off to do their thing. Here's the results:


Before



During



After

If you'd be willing to help Boy reach his target of $1000.00 please either donate straight to the Leukaemia Foundation (contact me to find out Boy's registration number) or through the below secure pay pal donation button:











8 comments:

Vickie said...

Good for Boy! He looks soooo handsome.
Lex Luthor eat your heart out!

Vickie.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

He will look very cute at the wedding. Little boys and buzz cuts go together anyway!

I'll have to defer the donation until April as we have spent our discretionary funds this month already.

The Knoxville Mob said...

Great hairdo Boy....very impressed also with your total to date. $20 of what I send for the wedding gift is for your fundraising efforts!!!! Make sure they give it to you........

Megan Bayliss said...

Thanks Vivkie, Elisheva and Knoxville. Boy is enjoying reading the comments.

Knoxville, Boy will indeed get the $20.00 to give to the Leukeamia Foundation. His big sister has also coughed up another $5.00 and Boy is estatic. This is turning into a Math lesson for Boy.

If Boy doesn't raise $1000.00 this year, he and step father have an action plan for next year where they will meet their target.

Birdwing said...

Hey Megan, Boy and Step Fa
Birdwing will donate $50 to Boy for the Shave for a Cure.
KT

Megan Bayliss said...

Birdwing......that is FANTASTIC. Boy is jumping up and down flapping his hands. Thank you.

Sue Bayliss said...

To a very dear little boy with a great big heart,

Your kindness of spirit, thoughts about others and concern for issues affecting people in every day life makes you an inspiration to many.

Although my two brothers, my sister and me, have not had leukaemia we have all been seriously ill with cancer of other kinds. That means your Grandmother, Great Aunt and two Great Uncles as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles from several generations of your family all know, or have known in their lifetime, how very special your actions are. You see, we have all had or still have cancer of different kinds.

I love you very much.

Grandma, and Grandad too. XXXX

Megan Bayliss said...

From Boy. Thank you Grandma. We put your $20.00 in on Saturday.

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