Saturday, February 03, 2007

Matt rocks St. Baldricks

Most of you already know what this is about. For those who need an introduction, every year Matt participates in a charity event which raises money for childhood cancer research. The event is called St. Baldrick's. Shavees volunteer to have their heads shaved for donations from nice people like you all. From now until March (the exact date is not yet published) they raise money from everyone they can. And then on the event day they go into downtown Chicago to Fado's Irish Pub at a big, fantastically fun event and donators can see Matt get his head shaved, can bid on auction items, and can have a few beers, free bar food and just hang out. I haven't been able to attend the event, but I hear its a blast.

Matt says the standard donation is $50, but he's been pleased to receive donations as low as $1 and as high as $250. His largest donor gets the added benefit of taking the first swipe at his head with the shaver. Last year he exceeded his goal of $5000! This year he's increasing his goal to $7500. Here's a tip for maximizing your buck, check with your employer for matching contributions.

Matt started participating in this event when his cousin Nathan (my nephew) was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma on April 1, 2003. He is now 6 years old and still fighting.

St. Baldrick's main website is here:

St. Baldrick's

And Matt's page is located here. Look for the donate buttons at the upper right corner.
Matt's St. Baldrick's



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