Monday, February 17, 2014

My super cool son

Most of you all have at some point met my oldest, Tyler.  He is a pretty cool kid.  He is helpful, smart, a little snarky (no idea where that comes from) but most of all thinks of others.

For the last two years Tyler has shaved his head to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.  This will be his third year and he decided to raise his goal to $700!   He has already raised $205 but he still has a good bit to raise.  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.  This is a volunteer-driven charity, which keeps fundraising costs low and grants high.  In 2012 alone, St. Baldrick’s granted more than $23 million for research.  Almost all of that money is raised at these head shaving events through donations!

Year One, Age 7
So to help him out, let's bust out the goodies!  For every $20 you donate to Tyler you get an entry into a raffle for a free session with a print release disc.  This is going to be the only session I give away this year, and all the money goes to a great cause.  I know a number of you have donated already, and as a thank you from Tyler, no matter what you donated you get one entry into the raffle and one for every $20 donated.  And if you happen to be one of my awesome friends back home who might be considering a donation, I will be home this summer so consider yourself entered!

Year  Two, Age 8

Every dollar helps and he loves hearing who has donated to him, especially when it is from people he doesn't know!  I am constantly amazed by his desire to do for others and the passion he feels for doing this every year.   If you can't donate please spread the word, share his page, or even consider shaving yourself!  Ty's event is March 25th at PNC arena with the Carolina Hurricanes but there are tons of events all over the Triangle this time of year and I could definitely help you find one if you wanted to get involved that way!

To all of those who have already donated, thank you from the bottom of my heart and know that Tyler truly appreciates it.  And to those of you who are thinking of donating, thank you in advance!

This year's before picture!  Shaving the mohawk!!

Here is Ty's page You can donate there, or feel free to meet up with me and give him cash or a check in person and get your thank you from him right then and there!  Ty will be pulling the winner himself the Sunday after he shaves his head, so you have plenty of time to save up some money and donate to a great cause!

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