Friday, January 24, 2014

Help Fight Childhood Cancer!

             Have you heard of the St.Baldrick's Foundation? I hadn't until Jessie, who wrote today's guest post, came along. Read more about her inspiring story and what the St.Baldrick's Foundation is all about below!

            In 2012, I made the crazy decision to shave my head! While bad hair days had been known to drive me crazy that isn't why I decided to go bald. I went bald for a wonderful cause! I shaved my head to raise money for The St. Baldrick's Foundation. It was such a great experience that I'm shaving my head again on March 15th, 2014! My goal is to raise $2000 to help conquer kids cancer and I hope you can help!
             The St. Baldrick's Foundation exists to help bridge the funding gap in childhood cancer research. Did you know that all types of childhood cancer receive only 4% of US federal funding for cancer research? That makes St. Baldrick's the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants! Worldwide 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Luckily, St. Baldrick's is funding ground breaking clinical trials to improve childhood cancer treatment and fighting to find a cure. Shaving my head to raise funds for childhood cancer research is an honor!
             You see I'm a mom to 6 wonderful kids. We have been fortunate that our children are for the most part healthy kids. Not all parents can say the same thing. There are too many parents rocking their children in hospitals instead of their homes. There are too many kids that are sick instead of playing outside and enjoying normal activities. Most of all there are too many children that have been lost to childhood cancer. What if the money we raised helped to save a life, or two, or twenty lives? What if the children that are fighting cancer all survived to do amazing things? Those children may grow be up to be parents themselves, or they may be the next great artist, or maybe they will even find the cure for cancer themselves. The children that fight motivate me and I hope they will motivate you!
            It is my honor to shave my head in support of all children with cancer. Please join me and be a hero for kids! You can donate online and you can keep your hair! Thank you so much!
            Jessie Voiers is the laughing lady behind the blog Then I Laughed. Jessie has six children, 1 adopted at birth and 5 bonus children gifted to her upon marriage. When she isn't chasing kids around she loves to blog, go to the bathroom by herself, and find any bargain imaginable. She will soon be bald so should have some extra free time that used to be taken up by styling her hair.



  1. that is awesome! how fortunate your kids are that you are teaching them selflessness and how to put your self in someone else' shoes!

  2. Wow! So brave of you to do this and raise money for kids who have to be even braver.

  3. This Is A Awesome Idea!! Great Charity!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing my post and sharing about how great St. Baldrick's is! I'm so thrilled more and more people are learning about it. Thank you again!