First off, let me thank everyone who has donated to St. Baldrick's Foundation for my head shaving. We've already raised more than $800 to help fight childhood cancers, which is an incredible amount that humbles me, especially in these rough times.
Coincidently, the News & Observer ran a front-page article about the charity in today's paper, talking about the growth of the cause and the events surrounding it. More than 300 people were shorn at Saturday's event at Hibernian Restaurant & Irish Pub in Raleigh, plus Hurricanes Nic Wallin and Dennis Seidenberg and broadcaster Tripp Tracy got a close crop two weekends ago, with Ryan Bayda on tap for Sunday at the Factory Ice House in Wake Forest.
As for me, my time in the barber's seat comes Saturday from 2-2:30 p.m. at Hibernian in Cary (Mapquest here). There's still time to donate on my shavee page, and any amount is a huge step in finding a cure for these terrible diseases. If you've already donated, or just want to come out to Hibernian to support the cause, the event starts at 1 p.m. If you haven't eaten (or drank) at either of the Hibernian pubs before, I'd highly recommend them, not to mention they've been at the forefront of the cause here in the Triangle.
Thanks again to everyone for your support, whether it be with donations, well-wishes or spreading the word for this great cause.