Thank you so much for covering our story in the Caymanian Compass with several articles and for raising so much awareness leading up to our shave event. Journalist Hannah Reid did a terrific job to start the campaign for the month of September, pediatric cancer awareness month. Not only is the whole community talking about kids getting cancer and the desperate need for more research, but they are doing something about it.
We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.
As you will be well aware, the shave event took place last Friday at Cricket Square. All in all, we had about 35 people shave – an unbelievable show of support for our cause to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Already we have raised more than US$160,000 and funds are still coming in. It was the most inspirational and moving event I have ever been involved in, bringing together an entire community, all wanting to do something to help all the kids around the world fighting cancer.
We have posted details and photos of the shave event on our Facebook page. If you haven’t already done so, please look us up and like our page to spread the word about pediatric cancer and the good work done by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation – www.facebook.com/Heroesforhannah.
Friday’s shave event was just the start of what we hope will become an annual event in September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) plus ongoing fundraising throughout the year. Our aim is to make everybody not only aware of pediatric cancer but also take action to raise funds for more research.
One step at a time, we can make a difference. We hope that one day, children will stop dying from cancer and all childhood cancers will be treatable and curable with minimal impact on quality of life.
On behalf of St. Baldrick’s, and our team of volunteers, once again, we would like to extend our very sincere and heartfelt thanks to you for the part you played in this very worthwhile cause. The awareness it helped to generate resulted in many donations to fund lifesaving childhood cancer research to help kids fight cancer – kids like our hero Hannah, of course.
Gaylene, Nigel and Hannah Meeson