Saturday, March 8, 2008

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!*

Forgive me for being so forgetful about this very important post, and thank you Wendi for the HEADS UP(he hee!) Glad I'm not too late! Wendi and her son Jeremy are giving out something much bigger than blog candy over at her blog: her nephew is shaving his HEAD to raise money for St Baldrick's and "Shaving his way to Conquer Children's Cancer", please read the post ASAP! Wendi says all donations amounts are confidential and every donation counts. Actually Gina K's new illustrator Rupa has a quote from Helen Keller on her blog which I love and am thinking of now: I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can.- Helen Keller (Don't you just love Helen?!)

You have until Sunday 9 CST 3/09 (tomorrow!) to enter, just make a donation and leave a comment on her blog you did so.

And NOW for the CANDY to make donating a little more fun! Check out the biggies** below who have gotten involved in this awesome giveaway: you KNOW there's gonna be some good prizes!!!

Belinda from Clear Artistic Stamps, Liz and Richard from Cornish Heritage Farms,Carolyn King,Christine from All that Scraps,Melanie Muenchinger, Diana from Scor-Pal, Kristi from Hanna Stamps, Emily from Stamping Bella, Gina K from Gina K Designs, Asela Hopkins ,Kim from MFT stamps , and Erika Martin.

I am so glad to be able to get involved in this, because I read an article in "People" several years ago that made me cry I was so touched, i'll never forget it: it was about a 12 year-old boy who lost his hair from chemo. He was afraid everyone at school would make fun of him, but you know what happened instead? (I'm about to cry again just thinking about it!) Every boy in his class and his teacher shaved their own heads! You should have seen the pic with their arms all linked around each other, they were this big club of baldies, it was so great! (and ya know, they all looked GOOD, because every one them had a smile on their face and love and hope in their eyes. :) Just an incredible story about the human spirit(and I wanna hear in the news more oftenabout how GOOD we can be, not how bad, don't you??) Anyway, thank you again Wendi and Jeremy, I think you are both terrific for doing this, God bless you! I plan to do something on my own blog soon to raise money and awareness for causes that are personal to me, so thank you, too, for inspiring me.

EDITED TO ADD: Please leave a comment in this post letting me know if you donated for an extra entry in my blog candy! Can't donate? It's okay! You can still do something: spread the word!!! LINK this post on your blog (comment "LINKING") for another entry for my blog candy! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

*Get it? cause his hair is gonna be gone tomorow? and the contest is going on now but gone tomorrow?? he hee! hair has nothing to do with my new reelas though in case you're wondering! but guess what, Gina will be givign you a little peek tonight! and another tomorrow!

**Not saying I'm a biggie myself, but very glad to be in such good company here. ;)

29 comments:

jeannen2 said...

Melanie, I'm a nurse on a Bone Marrow Transplant/Oncology floor --let me just echo what you're saying. These people going through this are such incredible people. Then, just when they're at their breaking point, a family member or friend, or maybe just someone whose been through it already and survived, comes through to do something incredible, giving of themselves! I think this is fantastic what Wendy and Jeremy are doing! And thank you for that wonderful quote from Helen Keller. I'm going to post that on my refrigerator -- for my family and me to remember when we get discouraged about making a difference!

Pamela Smerker said...

Great post. I donate a lot of my cards to the Children's hospital Oncology floor for the families to use, since the majority of them are living there for months at a time. Speaking of that I need to get another box together. Wrapping ribbon around finger. Thanks for posting this.
On another note, I have made another one of your bags only a mini over at my blog. Check it out if you have any spare time. I know you are busy inking up that new release rubbah...oh I am so jealous. Didn't you say its not good to be jealous, well I can't help myself this time. I really like Gina's new free set...the words are great!!
Hugs,
Pam

dana said...

I don't have a blog.....but I've linked an e-mail to yours with some local friends... hope it helps.
It's awesome that you are helping to make a differance. Congrats and wtg.

Stampin-MAMI said...

Linking.....my heart goes out to this great cause, and I am upset that I cannot donate money right now, but will do so in afew weeks. I will definitley post this on my blog so that my readers can donate should they be able to do so ...Thank you Melanie for posting this...

Courtney Waters said...

I remember following the blog of a little girl named Elena who had DIPG - an inoperable brain tumor. As her body changed, she still had such amazing spunk and personality. I will never forget her or her family.

Thanks for filling us in on this great cause and awesome giveaway. I hoppeed on over there and donated!

Cindy said...

Thanks for posting this. I had seen the blog entry earlier and got side tracked. Thanks to you, I went back to it and donated.

Wendy said...

Just donated. What a good cause. Thanks, Melanie, for doing this, and for participating. My mom died from breast cancer 30 years ago; I had it last year. So glad there are people all over the country helping to fund research. Bless you!

Amber Porter said...

What a great cause! Thanks for the link, I donated!!
Amber Porter

mudmaven said...

Melanie - what a good heart you have to donate some of your wonderful goodies! I donated early on and have been doing my best to spread the word via my blog and emails. What a great way to support a good cause. My cousin Randy is struggling and I gave in honor of him. Reading through some of the comments left here has also given me some great ideas for activities for some of my stampers! Thanks to everyone! ~chris

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Wendi's nephew is so awesome to be doing this! He's raising some good $$ too, hopefully it continues right up until the time of the shaving! You're fabulous to help the cause by donating stamps too - I'm sure the chance to win some goodies was extra incentive for some people & maybe even tipped the scales! Love the quote you shared.

I am happy to say that I donated yesterday morning and I also provided a link up post for Wendi on my blog to try and help get the word out.

shelley said...

Great Cause - Great Kid! I donated. My DIL donates her beautiful red hair to Locks For Love when it grows long enough.

Carolina said...

I was over at Cammie's post and saw a link to this great cause and donated right away! What a gret boy Jeremy is. My father is a cancer survivor and we're so blessed to still have him around; but have lost many other family members to cancer and reading about a child Jeremy's age doing something so selfless it's really heart warming. You're so great for spreading the word!

Lynda K said...

My donation is in. I needed to support Jeremy for his contribution to such a worthy cause.

Carolyn King said...

woohooo...cannot wait to see your sneak peeks!

What a wonderful thing Jeremy is doing---I am so honored to be part of it! I am so proud to have good friends involved too (hugs girl--your have a huge heart!)

Anonymous said...

melanie thanc u for posting this and leting me b a prt of this jermey iz won vare incredable cid and u won incredable lade for shareing this with us have a grate da
merri b

Lee said...

Awwww.......how absolutely awesome!! My guys at the Fire Station to do this every year too with some of the local kids!!! I loved that Helen Keller quote....just puts so much into perspective!! So....yep! I went over to Jeremy's page and made a donation.......what a wonderful kid!!!

mcbetty said...

Saw your post, went right over there and donated. All for Alexa, mytime's daughter -- smiles.
Hope you have fun tonite (Sat.)
Betty McBroom

Etha said...

I sure did donate :) And have a great date tonight!! I haven't seen my hubby in a few weeks so, a date sounds like a wonderful thing to me ;)

Erika M. said...

I donate just a few minutes ago - what a great cause!!!

Beth said...

A friend and I were talking about this just this afternoon. It is something I've been considering since my hair is so long. I could probably cut 8-10 inches (I think that's the length that's needed.) and still have a good length left.

Janet said...

I read about it on Wendy's blog and I donated yesterday to Jeremy's fund. To Jeremy, You rock, Dude!!!!

Molly B said...

I'm so glad that I got caught up on my blogs tonight after being sick all week. I made a donation for Jeremy just now. I wish it could have been more, but like Helen Keller's quote says, "what I can". Love that quote BTW. Thank you so much for letting everyone know about this great cause. -Molly B

Margaret said...

I just donated. Thanks for giving out this link. My DH died from esophageal cancer on Nov. 28. 2006. It has been hard b/c I miss him so much. With young men like Jeremy, hopefully a cure will be found for cancer. Jeremy, you are such a fine young man. Thanks for helping out in such a great cause.

Susan said...

Hi Melanie. In Australia I have a couple of crafting friends who are Shaving for a Cure and have donated to them. I'm going to copy the Helen Keller quote too - thanks for printing it and for promoting this great initiative to help people who have cancer.

Melissas said...

I donated on Kaput Krafts. How can you not donate for children's cancer causes? It's heartbreaking. Thanks for helping spread the word :)

Heather said...

Thanks for the link. Just got back from donating.

Terri E. said...

I love the new sets and I did donate.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Erin... said...

Thank you for posting this link. I just donated. What a great thing Jeremy is doing. I lost a close friend very young to cancer and am always thankful to see people doing whatever they can to help this cause.
Erin

Karen said...

What an awesome effort and such a great gesture Jeremy is making :)
I donated yesterday