So last night at my job as I was trying to encourage people to donate, one person was asking me for some details about the event and why I was doing this particular event. I explained the fact that I can't give as generously as I would like to the various charities I support, that I am not the most athletic minded person in the world so it is hard to find events that I can participate in, but that this event allows me to do something in a way that fits my personality. They then asked why this charity matters and I said,
"There are far too many names to list of people in my life that have fought, are fighting, or lost the fight with cancer. I truly believe that any breakthroughs on cancer research at any level will lead to breakthroughs with all types of cancer."
Then they expressed that, if I was going to shave my head they wanted it to be worth while and asked what my donation goal was. I told them $1000 and they said the most amazing thing in return... "If you reach that goal, let me know and I will match the funds."
Tears! I kid you not, there at work, tears sprung to my eyes that this effort could be even greater, at the generosity of those who have the means to be generous, and that in just one week I feel like I am doing something so important and meaningful!
Right now I am at 33% of my goal after the first week and I have 5 more to go! Let's DO this!