Help Me Go Bald For Cancer!

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Help me raise money for cancer research! In return, I will shave my hair off for your enjoyment. My uncle has cancer, and I want to do this for him.
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Rachael Quick
Health
Richmond, Virginia
United States
3 Team Members
This campaign is raising funds on behalf of Cancer Research Institute Inc, a verified nonprofit. The campaign does not necessarily reflect the views of the nonprofit or have any formal association with it. All contributions are considered unrestricted gifts and can't be specified for any particular purpose.

What am I doing?

My Uncle Larry has prostate cancer, and it won't be much longer that he'll be with us. I really want to donate some money to cancer research in honor of him, but I frankly am not financially capable. I recently had the idea to shave my head in exchange for donations, so that's what I'm here for! After losing someone very important to me to cancer already, and watching my uncle go through the agony that he's been going through for the past few years, I feel very compelled to try to stop this from happening to other people.

I will be donating all funds raised to the Cancer Research Institute.

Why May 22?

My uncle and I share our birthday on May 22. It's been a very special bond for us my whole life, so I think that shaving my head on our shared day would be the perfect day to do this for him. I know that it is a little short notice, but I think it is important.

What you get:

On our birthday, May 22, I will shave all of my hair off and record it as a video for the viewing pleasure of anyone who contributed. Eventually, the video will probably be put online, but I will make sure that only the people who made donations or helped me make this happen get to see it first.

Other possible perks to pick from:

  • A personal thank you note from me, mailed to your address. I am a photography student, so it is very likely that I will actually make some special little cards in the darkroom for these. And they might have cats on them.
  • A copy of the short story "The Girl With The Hair of Nothing". My boyfriend will finally be able to use his writing for something other than unemployment to provide you with a short story that he probably hasn't written yet! He's talented, I promise.
  • A digital print of a portrait of me after my head has been shaved, signed by me. I'm not famous, but this could be a neat reminder of what you helped me do. 
  • A darkroom print of the aforementioned portrait, also signed by me.
  • A streamed video of me fire hooping - after I've shaved my head of course!

And, last but not least:

  • The knowledge that you helped contribute to a great cause: cancer research!

Please help me if you can!

Stretch Goals!

If we get to $750, my brother Davison and our friend Sean will shave their heads too!

At $1,000, our friend Shanaz will do it!

At $1,250, my boyfriend Aaron and our friend Jared will do it!

At $1,500, my uncle's wife Cathy will do it!

At $2,000, his brother-in-law Dave and our friend Skylar (age 9!) will do it!

If we reach these and beyond we will work to come up with something elaborate!

 

A horribly photoshopped taste of what is to come...

$1,770USD
raised in 29 days
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$500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 22, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Cat blessing!

    I will whisper your name to my cat Loki, the cat shaman, and he will perform a blessing ritual in your honor.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $5USD
    Thank you video!

    I am going to make a video with any of the stretch goal Shavees thanking everyone. I will include the names of everyone who donates at least $5! Just send me an email if you would like your name changed or omitted when I do it!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $10USD
    You're awesome!

    You will receive a thank you note from me!

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  • $15USD
    You're wonderful!

    You will receive a thank you note from me and a copy of the short story "The Girl With The Hair Of Nothing"!

    4 claimed
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  • $30USD
    You're fantastic!

    You will receive a thank you note from me, a copy of the short story "The Girl With The Hair Of Nothing" by Aaron Keen, and a digital print of me!

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $30USD
    You're old school!

    You will receive a thank you note from me, a copy of the short story "The Girl With The Hair Of Nothing", and a darkroom print of me!

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $50USD
    Fire performance!

    You will receive a thank you note from me, a copy of the short story "The Girl With The Hair Of Nothing", and I will live stream for you a video of me fire hooping after my head has been shaved!

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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