St. Baldrick's Reminder
Mark your calendars:
- ‘Twas the night before Christmas and kids in their beds,
Dreamed only of Santa bringing hair for their heads.
They lost it to chemo that mixture of meds,
It’s helpful, but boy side effects how they dread.
Doctors and nurses provide such great care,
And research is hoping a cure is more near.
Research costs money and that is a fact,
But some try to help so they make a pact.
They’ll shave their heads, and help raise some money,
And for a couple of weeks they’ll look kind of funny.
Each March us coppers all band together,
For children like Tommy, Sally and Heather.
These kids and others fight this terrible disease,
While parents and family pray down on their knees.
The pain and uncertainty is what is most worse,
When dealing with cancer that seems like a curse.
The kids are amazing and take it in stride,
With such strength and fortitude their own pain they hide
Bone cancer, leukemia and names that are long,
Won’t conquer these kids who all seem so strong.
They need the support from the poor and the wealthy,
Call family and friends, let’s make them all healthy.
St. Baldrick’s is conquering cancer each day,
Sign up and help us, the cure’s on the way!
The 2011 website for the Academy event is now up and ready for you to sign up, go to THIS LINK HERE, click on "get involved" then "be a shavee" and follow the prompts. The Area 2 and Area 5 web sites will be up shortly. The events will all be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 0700 - 1700 hours to accommodate all watches. If you have any questions you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the link under event organizer.