As a parent, I can’t imagine the challenge of dealing with one of my children battling cancer. That’s why when my friend Mark Story told me about a little girl named Lauren, I felt compelled to donate to Mark’s efforts on behalf of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Ten year old Lauren has not just been battling cancer for the past 5 years. She also lost her Dad in a car accident just before Christmas 2007.
The idea behind the St. Baldrick’s event that Mark is participating in is that people get together to shave their heads in support of childhood cancer research. This year, Mark will be at Fado Irish Pub in Washington, DC on March 13 to make himself look just like me — at least at the top of his dome.
Unfortunately, Mark’s fundraising effort this year is trailing what he was able to accomplish in 2009. So far, he has raised $670 toward his $3,000 goal — and he has less than 2 weeks left to hit his target.
It seems that everyone is feeling the pinch of the economy, but this is a cause well worth digging deep to find even a few dollars to help make a difference. Mark tells me that St. Baldrick’s contributes more money to childhood cancer research than any other private organization.
Won’t you join me in contributing to Mark’s efforts on behalf of Lauren and all other children who are battling cancer? Click here to make a contribution today. Whether you give, $5, $50, or $500 you will know that you are helping to make a real difference by participating in the largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research.