So for those of you who missed my earlier post a couple of weeks ago about Operation Baldy, I have decided to shave off my long hot pink hair, right down to the skin, on Australia Day (January 26th) to raise money for the Australian Cancer Council. Here’s what my hair looks like now:
Big and pink. And fluffy.
So, I’ve never actually shaved my head right down to the skin before. I’ve clippered it mega short, but not completely bald. Even after having a couple of weeks to think about the idea, it still scares me shitless, but I believe wholeheartedly that while there are people with cancer losing their hair unwillingly, and losing their independence, their incomes, their relationships, their social lives, their sense of taste and smell, various parts of their bodies and some ultimately their lives, I can do something that scares and challenges me to help raise money to fight cancer.
I have set a goal of $1000 (Australian Dollars) to raise by the 26th of January. As you can see by my wee ticker over there on the right, I’ve already passed the quarter mark, and I still have two months left. But do you know what? How awesome, how fucking amazing would it be, if we could SMASH that goal of $1000 and hit double that. Or more. How awesome would it be for me to blog here in two months with a photo of my shiny, naked head with a great big dollar amount to report as the amount to donate to the Australian Cancer Council? And to be able to point to all of you, and say: YOU DID THIS!
That would be so awesome, it would be more awesome than Hugh Jackman riding a sparkly unicorn under a double rainbow beside Neil Patrick Harris on a glitter Pegasus, while the Mythbusters obliterate an ocean liner with high explosives in the background.
Ok, maybe it wouldn’t be that awesome, but it would be pretty damn awesome.
How can you contribute? Well, here we have a few links for you:
For Aussies: Email me for a bank deposit or to send a cheque or money order. For those of you who are locals to me here in BrisVegas, I’m happy to take cash and deposit it myself!
That should cover most of you. If there is some other format of donation that suits you, email me and we’ll see what we can do.
Thank you so much, from the very bottom of my heart, to those of you who have donated already. You are all awesome, in a quite Hugh Jackman/sparkly unicorn/double rainbow/NPH/glitter Pegasus/Mythbusters explosion kind of way.
Let me just finish this post with a quote that was on my “Wild Words from Wild Women” desk calendar yesterday:
Once you’ve had chemotherapy, there’s no such thing as a bad-hair day.