Can I share with you a goose-bumpy story? Last year as we all gathered to shave our heads in empathy outside the medical center, our organizer motioned for us all to look up at the windows where the children on the oncology ward were standing and waving at us…one female doctor from the hospital was so moved by what was going on outside that she came out, walked to the front of the line, and asked us to shave every bit of the beautiful long auburn hair running down the length of her back. People cried, and laughed, and cheered, and gave everything they could to help try to stop one more child from having to go through a terrible ordeal.


This will be the second year I do this…last year I personally raised over $1600, and our venue, one of hundreds, raised over $60,000. And yes, today I am here to ask your help. There are a number of ways you can get involved… To find out how, visit my blog   Halftime Lessons.   (About the author: Jay is a husband, son, father and blogger.)

In our support of Jay and the mission to encourage more research for cancer, is making a contribution to the cause for every comment left on Jay’s post. To qualify, simply go to Jay’s blog on Wednesday and leave a comment with the word “burbmom” – or you can even use “burbdad” – and we’ll compute the total number of comments and donate based on that!   So what are you waiting for? Get on with it!

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  1. Thanks for your efforts, hard work, dedication. It is quite a selfless thing each of you do for SO many who need HOPE and a CURE.

  2. Yeah! I love that Jay (local dad!) is doing this. He is giving us an easy way to do something good.

  3. Wow. I’ve never been so proud to be a BurbMom…er…BurbDad!!

    I can’t thank you all enough for helping me raise awareness (and donations) for such an amazing organization.

    Last fall, I wasn’t sure I was going to participate again this year, it’s a real commitment to raise money and then have your head shaved…but I lost my cousin last year to cancer WAY too early, my mom is in the middle of her second battle, and kids and families everywhere are suffering. When I remembered what it felt like to have the kids on the Oncology wing looking down on us as we were shaved, I remembered why I do this.

    Thanks so much again, for helping me help them.

    Jay @ HalftimeLessons