UPDATE: In order for enough of my hair to be usuable by Locks of Love, it needs to be cut before the ends deteriorate any further due to simply being very old (I haven't had a haircut in close to a year). So we decided to go with the majority vote as of 3/12/12, which was in favor of "chop & donate". The chopping will take place on 3/15. We will also do the prize drawing and announce the winners that day. If you would like to donate, you will still be eligible for the prize drawing right up until the moment we do it, probably about 2:00 p.m. PST on 3/15.
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 the 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.
To further reward you for your support, everyone who donates any amount will be entered into a drawing to win one of these nifty prizes, chosen by our Facebook friends
Thank you, as always, for your support.