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This was my tenth year of getting my head shaved. In those years, I've raised a total of $10,763 from generous friends and the various mopes who enjoy mocking and jeering as Christie does her thing. This was my best fund-raising year – $2,292, with at least another $435 pending from my company's matches.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation began in 2000 as a challenge between friends and has since grown into the world's largest volunteer-powered, donor-centered fundraising program for childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick’s donors and volunteers have enabled the foundation to fund over $262 million in grants, more in childhood-cancer research than any organization except the United States government. Every grant goes through a rigorous scientific review, ensuring every dollar has the greatest possible impact for children with cancer.

I'm still able to accept donations until all of my company matches come in–which may take another two or three months, since I only just made the last one. The first donation took two months to post to my account. I'm waiting on the second one to post any day now, and that has taken longer than two months already. The link for folks to donate is here. Maybe this blurb will help — “Surviving cancer isn't the end of a child’s journey. 99% of survivors will suffer long-term negative health effects from their treatment. June is Cancer Survivors Month. Join the Fight. Donate today and fund the most promising research to help more kids not just survive, but thrive.” DONATE

Thank you!

~Rich Grimes
Adjutant & Quartermaster
Cary Franklin-Sloan VFW Post 7383

The 2018 Shaving of Rich's Locks



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