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On January 17th, 11-year-old Issi, 13-year-old Chase, and some inspired friends are going bald to help children with cancer receive comfort of mind, body, and spirit. Here's why, and here's what you can do!
It all began when Issi* read a story in The Globe about a little girl with cancer, and was so moved that she decided to donate all of her birthday gifts to children with cancer-- a birthday party with a special guest appearance by the one and only Alastair Moock! (Alastair Moock and Friends have been nominated for a Grammy for Best Children's Album for "Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids"!)
Then she read a story about another special little girl-- Lucy Grogan, who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 8 and founded Lucy's Love Bus at the age of 12. Issi* was moved by Lucy's story, and decided to shave her head to raise funds for the good friends of Alastair at Lucy's Love Bus [LLB] - a nonprofit organization that provides children with cancer or suffering from the late effects of cancer treatment with funds for integrative therapies to improve their quality of life, such as:
- Massage, Acupuncture, Reiki
- Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Pet Therapy
- Dance, Music, Yoga, Gymnastics
- And many more!
Their mission is to provide children with cancer comfort until a cure. Issi* is a passionate and vibrant little girl, and she is determined to be buzzed bald, all in the name of helping children with cancer find the relief, comfort, and quality of life that they deserve.
As news of Issi*s decision to bare it all spread around town, 13-year-old Chase heard about it and wanted to get in on the action! He is the brother of one of Lucy's youngest friends from the hospital, cancer-kicker Daria! As the brother of a survivor, Chase is very passionate about childhood cancer awareness and has long been raising funds for Lucy's Love Bus by selling his amazing chocolate chip cookies, and now by shaving his head! (If you are donating for Chase in particular, please make sure to put his name in parentheses somewhere in the mailing address section!) As more people hear about this event, more get involved! We accept any and all buzzers! Want to join in? Let us know! Too nervous or chilly? Donate!
So what can YOU do?
On January 17th, 2014, Issi, Chase, and a few friends will be shaving their heads as bald as cue-balls in order to raise money for Lucy's Love Bus! She is determined to shave her locks (to be donated to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths Program) and donate all money raised to Lucy's Love Bus, to provide miles of smiles to children across the nation suffering from the effects of cancer treatment! Some will ride horses, some will dance, some will swim, some will paint... but all will find the comfort, relief, and reprieve from their illness that they need and deserve.
Each donation made to Issi*s Love-Buzz will receive a special perk-- take a look to your right to see the list of awesome options! Make sure to claim the perk when making a donation if you'd like to receive some LLB swag! If you're donating for any shaver in particular, please put their name in parentheses somewhere in the mailing address section! (And make sure to put your actual mailing address so we can send you some merch!) The more you donate, the more brand new LLB swag you get-- and the more kids you help!
**UPDATE December 19th, 2013** Jerry & Kristine Murphy of Lowell and Paddy & Mary Murphy of County Kerry, Ireland will each match up to $1,000 donated to Issi*s Love Buzz! So let's push Issi and Chase over $5,000 for an automatic $7,000+ raised for children with cancer!
Issi*s Love-Buzz Logo T-shirts, suitable for holiday gift-giving, tie-dyeing or bedazzling will be available at the event, or can be purchased beforehand - let me know if you if you are interested.
Love Bus Event video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QsVodAOcWI
More about Lucy video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntdxm7wKrgI
More inspirational info about LLB here - www.lucyslovebus.org
Even More Ways You Can HelpOK, so if you like this idea, won't you share it with a few of your nice friends?
- Share - Pop this page on your Facebook, Tweet out to all of your followers, Pin it to your face... however it works!
- Shave your head, too! Let us know if you want to get in on this incredible event- you can help us raise money and sport your new 'do too!
- Attend the event! Watch as Issi* and other brave souls bare it bald!
- Lend your warm hat for a few months!
- Let Issi* know that she is as beautiful as her friends Rita, Brenda & Nana-Ann were when they got bald
- And of course, check out www.lucyslovebus.org - show some love & like it on Facebook and Twitter, too
So... what are you waiting for?!
the grrl with a crazy idea that she thinks will help a few kids out a real lot