Thursday, March 10, 2005


The Chicago Tribune has an article about the Police Department's St. Baldrick's event. It's a good story, but something at the end of it really caught my eye.
Nancy O'Dacre of Naperville is one of three women who volunteered to shave her head. O'Dacre said she decided to participate because her own two sons are "medically fragile."

Neither has cancer, but P.J., 5, was born prematurely and required extensive hospitalization. Eighteen-month-old Patrick was born with a congenital heart defect that was treated with open-heart surgery and daily medication.

O'Dacre hoped to raise $1,015 in honor of Patrick's Oct. 15 birthday but has already received more than $3,000 in pledges. She has also received a lot of grief from people who can't understand why a woman would shave her head.

"At the end of this, I'm going to write a book about vanity," she joked.
I'm not certain why anyone would give this woman grief about shaving her head for a charity event. I can understand people not wanting to shave their own heads, but is it really a problem when someone else has the nerve to do something like this, especially when it's for a good cause?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey there... I'm really glad to see you posting this... because that's most definitely my stepmom. She's a really great woman for doing what she did, and I support her (and my dad!) who shaved their heads to raise all kinds of money. They did great.