Thursday, February 24, 2005

St. Baldrick and the Nurse

From Portland, Oregon, the story of a nursing student who is shaving her head to raise funds for childhood cancer research:
Nursing student Christina Cameli is going bald to help conquer childhood cancer. Her head will be shaved as part of this year’s "St. Baldrick’s day" celebration on April 3rd.


"I heard about St. Baldrick’s last year and stopped cutting my hair," Cameli says. Now it reaches past the middle of her back. She says most people are shocked that she is willing to shave it all off. She encourages turning that shock into a donation for St. Baldricks. Cameli has a personal goal of raising $5000 in donations for the charity; a goal she feels can be easily reached as news of her imminent baldness spreads. "I’m asking everyone to donate $10 and tell a friend," says Cameli. "If we can reach 500 people we’ll meet that goal, and children with cancer will have a better chance."
St. Baldrick's is an annual charity event that normally takes place sometime near St. Patrick's Day (March 17th). The actual date varies depending on location. Last year, they raised $3.5 million, most of which goes to CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation.

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