Supertastical St Baldricks: Kyra

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“I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
~ T.S. Eliot

Remember that time when you were a girl growing up, and every year throughout your teen years you shaved your head to help find a cure for pediatric cancer? Um..yeah. Me neither.

Throughout braces and becoming a teenager, homecoming and band competitions, middle school AND high school, Kyra has been shaving her head to fight children’s cancer. Since she was TEN. Look at that cutest little face below – that was her first St Baldrick’s event. And seven years later, as a junior in high school, she is braving the shave again this Friday – raising money for pediatric cancer research, and inspiring a flood of others to follow in her footsteps.

The St Baldrick’s event is ‘supertastical’ (yes, that’s Kyra’s word :)  If you want to be inspired by this tremendous outpouring of love and hope, come join us on Friday, March 11th at Fado’s in Denver. Shave time is 3:30 – I can’t wait to see you there.

Direct link to Kyra’s fundraising page

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Team Tuesday ~ Julian

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“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Team Tuesday rockstar is Julian. Over the past seven years this dashing young fifteen-year-old has raised over $9,000. towards helping cure children’s cancer. Nine THOUSAND six-hundred and ninety-two dollars, to be precise. Just let those zeros sink in for a moment. Because that’s pretty powerful stuff – it’s kids helping kids. And it directly translates into lifesaving research. And hope. And inspiration. Rockstar.

Only a few days before Julian braves the shave at St Baldrick’s for the seventh year in a row – want to help him meet his goal?   Visit Julian’s fundraising page here

 

Just look at that sweet little nine-year-old pictured below: Julian’s first St Baldrick’s event in 2010.

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Team Tuesday ~ Grady

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This is Grady, another superstar member of Team Tuesday, raising money for childhood cancer research and getting ready to shave for the seventh year in a row at the Denver St. Baldrick’s event.  Just check out his sweet face (pictured below) from back in 2010 when he was 9. Seven years later, he’s still dedicated to participating. “I shave because I am able to. And it is the right thing to do. It will help continue to support finding a solution to childhood cancer.” Rockstar.

“The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.”
~ Maya Angelou

Visit Grady’s fundraising page here

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Team Tuesday Spotlight ~ Finn

colorado kids portrait headshot high school teenager boyThe countdown is on.. just a week away til Denver St. Baldrick’s ‘shave day’, and as of this morning, Team Tuesday has already raised over $56,000 towards pediatric cancer research. Fifty-six THOUSAND dollars. That’s a LOT of zeros!

Meet Finn. Finn joined Team Tuesday when he was seven years old. Look at that sweet little smile peeking out during his first event back in 2010 (pictured below). He shaves “to be a brave and courageous person. To help families, and to be a good friend.” Over the past seven years he has been stalwart in his commitment to helping others & saving lives.

What lies behind us
and what lies before us
are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us

  ~ Emerson

Visit Finn’s fundraising page here

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Team Tuesday Spotlight ~ St Baldricks Knights

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Spencer is today’s rockstar spotlight. He is in 9th grade and has been participating in St Baldrick’s by raising money to help fund pediatric cancer research in honor of his little sister Tuesday, who lost her battle with neuroblastoma when she was two years old. He has been shaving for almost half of his life. Seven. Years. In that time, Team Tuesday has grown to a team of 70(!) people, and raised over a quarter of a million dollars. It’s kids helping kids. (and moms and dads helping kids too!) And it’s incredible.

Here’s the direct link to Spencer’s fundraising page – there’s still a week to go before shave day, and he’s a little more than half way towards his goal. Together we can make a difference.

Here’s a little retrospective, starting with 2010

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