January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013

Dear MustangLifers,

I’m going to do something pretty extreme, and I’m writing to ask you to join me in one of two ways: You can do what I’m doing, or you can support me with a donation for childhood cancer research!

What am I doing? I’m going to have my head shaved at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event on March 2, 2013.

With my bald head, I’ll stand in solidarity with kids being treated for cancer. But the real point of all this is to raise money for life-saving research. I’m doing it for infants, children, teens and young adults fighting cancer. While it’s especially hard to think of kids fighting cancer, I’m also glad to know that some of the research supported by this foundation ultimately helps to fight all cancers.

Please make a donation on my head and come watch us “Shaving the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!”

To see my donor names, fundraising progress, before and after photos, and - most important - the kids I’m doing this for, please visit my page on the St. Baldrick’s website: https://www.stbaldric...
I am doing this in honor of my best friend, Caroline Terry. Caroline was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) in November 2004. Unfortunately, she lost her battle in 2005.

I can assure you this gift will be used responsibly. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. This is a volunteer-driven charity, which keeps fundraising costs low and grants high. In 2012 alone, St. Baldrick’s granted more than $23 million for research – almost all raised by more than 31,000 “shavees” like me, from people like you!

You can give online (search for me at www.StBaldricks.org) or by phone (888-899-BALD). Credit cards are the most efficient way to give, or you can write a check payable to “St. Baldrick’s Foundation.” This is a fun way to do something very important.
Thank you for your support!

Jill Ledford