Whether you’re male or female, you probably have heard the sound of the clippers. It’s a buzzing sound. When you hear it as a cancer patient, you suddenly face the reality that your hair is going; then it’s gone. You’re really sick. Especially for a woman, being bald puts a shiny, flesh-colored sign on your head that says, “I HAVE CANCER.”
I am a survivor. Cancer-free for eight years now. Over five years ago, I started Halos of Hope to provide comfort and dignity to those dealing with hair loss due to chemotherapy or radiation. Through the generosity of knitters and crocheters everywhere, we’ve sent out more than 72,000 hats. Our biggest challenge though, is shipping hats to over 450 cancer centers nationwide. Shipping is our single, largest annual expense.
You can vote for your favorite man to “Save” or “Shave” by donating to Halos of Hope. Online voting starts today, and will continue through October 13, 2012 at noon. He who has the most votes loses—his hair, that is, and will be professionally and publicly shaved on the STITCHES East Market stage, to support those who lose their hair in fighting ‘the Big C’.
(c)2005-2012 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude(r) All rights reserved.
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