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Go Bald With Me?

Posted by on September 27, 2011

I’m currently growing my hair out. I have two reasons, one vain and one selfless. I don’t know for sure how much hair my genes will let me keep, so I’m enjoying my flowing follicular fullness while I have it. I’m not keeping my hair long indefinitely, though. It’s a pain to comb and otherwise maintain, and Lily is unpleasantly fond of pulling it. So, I’m planning on eventually getting it cut and donating it to Locks of Love or a similar charity (recommendations welcome). That hair will go to wigs for bald cancer patients.

I’m now considering taking a bolder step, and I’m hoping I can convince some of my minions (I have minions, right?) to join me. Who out there is brave enough to go bald for St. Baldrick’s? The basic gist is that you sign up to be shaved, ask your family, your friends, and strangers to sponsor your zaniness, and maybe con a few of them into joining you. If you do manage to round up some company for your “misery”, St. Baldrick’s can help you organize a group shaving event. Funds raised go to finding cures for childhood cancers.

If I decide to brave the blade, I might as well go all the way, right? Actually, this is something I was planning on doing anyway, but it would complete the trifecta nicely. I’ll be starting November with a completely clean shaven face and grow a mustache – and only a mustache – over the course of the month. It’s called Movember. Get it? The mustache, a fairly rare form of facial follicular fashion these days, helps Mo’s [sic] draw attention to and raise money for male cancers (testicular and prostate).

If I time the Big Shave and hair donation for the end of October, I can combine all three. Cool, ain’t it? 🙂

So, who’s in?