Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Harlean's Head-Shaving Hexstravaganza - A Fundraiser

Which actually has nothing to do with hexes, I just got caught up in the alliterative-subject-line excitement of it all. But I am shaving my head. Or at least cutting my hair pretty short. Unless you tell me not to. Here's the scoop:

Ask any 10 people what they think the number one cancer killer among women is, nine and a half of them will likely say "breast cancer". October, as I’m sure you know, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in no way do I ever want to diminish the importance of that awareness.

But when the 3-Days have been walked, the pink ribbons tucked back away in jewelry boxes and October is over for another year, what remains is the fact that breast cancer is not the answer to that question, not even close.

Lung cancer kills twice as many women as breast cancer does, every year. It accounts for more than a quarter of ALL cancer deaths. And that, in a word, sucks. So this is me, doing my little part to change it.

Oh, and did I mention I’ll be cutting my hair as well?

Yes, the crazy waist-length mane of red insanity shown in this photo

will, at the end of this fundraiser, be donated to Locks of Love.

Or will it...?

When I first mentioned the possibility of donating my hair, reactions were pretty evenly split between “Yay, awesome!” and “OMGSTFUNOOOOOOOOOO!!!” because apparently my hair has its own fan club and the members, while few, are pretty devoted. So, I have devised a simple yet evil plan that will let everyone have their say, raise some money for a great cause, and take the decision out of my hands completely.

Donate to this fundraiser, even if it’s only a dollar. When you donate, you will be given the option of leaving a comment. In your comment, leave your vote for or against me chopping my hair off. On December 31st OR when the fundraising goal has been reached, whichever comes LAST, votes will be counted and the fate of my mane shall be decided.

To further reward you for your support, everyone who donates any amount will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 5 prizes like journals and tote bags from our CafePress shop.

Here is the donation page

And here are the nifty drawing prizes, selected by people just like you

And thank you, as always, for your support.

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