Lovely Locks Will Be Shaved When Home Instead Senior Care Team…

first_imgSubmitted by Shane Hedberg for Home Instead Senior CareMost of us, if not all, are willing to physically protect a child should the need arise. Our sad reality, however, is that not everything that threatens children is something that can be physically fended off. Once every three minutes, a parent is told that their child has cancer; it’s an experience that no one can imagine, and no one should have to go through. From that moment on the child is no longer a mere child, but a gladiator in a fight for their life.Childhood cancer is a tragedy for everyone it touches, and it touches more people than you might think. In spite of the horrors of the illness, however, little cancer research is geared directly with children in mind. In the face of overwhelming odds, we are lucky to have the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has pledged to help end the fight against childhood cancer by funding research not only specifically geared toward children, but also geared toward saving their lifelong health from being damaged by the treatments. And luckily for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, they have four new warriors on their side this year.At the Home Instead Senior Care office in Olympia are four women who have pledged to raise $4,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Rock, Paper, Scissors fundraiser on June 8th in Seattle. For the privilege of receiving your donations Michelle, Andrea, Carlena, and Jennifer will shave their heads. Why? Because they all agree that in the face of childhood cancer, hair is entirely meaningless.To assist with these noble ladies’ endeavor, donations can be made through this group or in person at the office located at 1217 Cooper Pt Rd. SW Ste. 8. If you have questions, you can call Jennifer at 360-570-0049 ex. 107. For updates you can visit the South Sound Home Instead Senior Care Facebook page.ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING STAFF:Carlena ElliottAge: 27I recently had a friend who’s young niece Sadie-Lynn lost her fight to a very rare form of brain cancer known as AT/RT (Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor).  I have two small children and like any parent would be devastated if a tragedy like childhood cancer presented itself to my kids. After learning about Sadie and the Sadie’s Fight Foundation I became passionate about helping to find cures for childhood cancers. St. Baldricks like Sadie’s Fight is an incredible non-profit organization and I am happy to be taking part of something so big with a team of girls so great.Jennifer McCleesAge: 28I was born and raised in Tumwater, WA.  I am married to Dave McClees and I have 3 kids: Brady (7), Aspen (5) and Porter (1).  My father is a 2-time cancer survivor and I have lost people close to me to cancer.  Having three kids of my own and having been affected by cancer, I want to do everything I can to raise awareness and help find a cure.  Shaving my head is the least I can do to help.  One of my favorite quotes: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret MeadMichelle WebbAge: 26Reason why: Why wouldn’t you commit to such a great cause? Raising funds and awareness to support childhood cancer research is a worthy reason itself, but for me personally being able to selflessly give in support of all children and their families going through such a tremendous struggle is reason enough for me.Andrea GarnerAge: 25My name is Andrea Garner and I’m married to Shane Hedberg. Our family has been affected by cancer in many different forms, all of which hold their own tragedies and stories of absolute triumph. When I was approached and asked to fund raise and shave my head in support of childhood cancer research, there was no hesitation. I’m looking forward to the journey and the eradication of these diseases. Facebook38Tweet0Pin0last_img

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