Compassion for little ones with cancer

Kids with cancer. Did you know that a child is diagnosed with cancer EVERY THREE MINUTES? What a horrible number. The only thing worse is the number of kids dying of this wretched disease. Is there ANYTHING that could possibly tug at your heartstrings more than a child with cancer? If there is, I can’t think of it.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation is fighting to change the numbers, and fighting hard. In the coming weeks and months thousands of events will take place across the country to raise money for research to change these numbers.

I was lucky enough to learn of St. Baldrick’s last year, and became a first time “shavee.” That’s right…I implored my friends and family to throw money at this great cause if I would shave my head. And shave I did. I have to tell you…it’s a VERY empowering feeling to be bald, especially for such a great reason. And that’s why I’m doing it againI’m doing it again with a bunch of fabulous friends, two of whom are coming from out of state!

Compassion is defined by Webster as: “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.”

I ask you…what could possibly cause a more compassionate feeling in your gut, heart and head than wanting to help these kids? So, I implore you…donate!  Maybe even raise some money and shave your head!  These kids are this year’s  St. Baldrick’s Ambassadors.

There are events all across the country, and plenty right here in Chicagoland. So I implore you! Donate some money, or find an event to participate in.  But do something to help these kids. Please? Can you think of any more compassionate thing?

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