Donna's Good Things Raises $70,000 for St. Baldrick's

So many people have wanted to do something about pediatric cancer ever since reading Donna's Cancer Story, and we finally got a chance!  On Sunday, March 25th, the Donna's Good Things team congregated at Candlelite in Chicago to shave heads, raise money, remember Donna and have a good time.

Nicole Knepper, of Moms Who Drink and Swear, was the emcee for the event and commented, "It was a humbling experience. I'd like to think I could be as strong as that mom who sat next to her daughter with leukemia and they looked at each other while getting their heads shaved.  I will never forget it as long as I live."

Over $70,000 was raised -- no small chunk of change.

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    I started reading your blog during the 30 days of Adoption Portraits back in November and have really enjoyed your stories. We lost my cousin to Osteogenic Sarcoma(Bone Cancer) back in January of 2009 and have been avid St. Baldrick's supporters. Thanks for highlighting the incredible organization that it is on your blog! Looking forward to continuing to read.

  • In reply to Jamie Carlson:

    I'm so glad you read Portrait, and I am very sorry for the loss of your cousin. St. Baldrick's is a wonderful organization. This was the first year that I got involved with it, and I plan to participate again and again. All the best, Carrie

  • These lovely photos vividly depict all that I missed by not being at this special event. Congratulations on its success.

    Also, tangentially speaking, am delighted to see a picture of two of my favorite bloggers together!

  • In reply to jiyer:

    J, thanks for the kind words. It would have been great to see you at Candlelite, but I know it's VERY far for you! We will meet one day . . . Carrie

  • Carrie, thanks so much for the post and the pix. I really wish I could have been there. And congratulations on your fine interview on Tell Me More. Now that I am retired and can listen to the radio during the day, it's one of my faves. What a pleasure to hear your words on adoption.

  • In reply to MAMil:

    Thank you so much for reading the post and for your kind feedback from the Tell Me More broadcast. The St. Baldrick's event was a great way to support Jeremy, Sheila and Jay and to remember beautiful Donna. What an amazing family!

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