Balding for Dollars - Does it really help?
The simple answer is yes.
I received a phone call 7 am in the morning and it was one of my best friends, who's son is admitted into the Children's Hospital, my world came crashing down when he told me that my god-son has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - which is the cancer of the blood. He's only 12 years old.
I have been fortunate to be associated with Bernie's Balding for Dollars for the last 12 years. Bernie and I were extremely humbled when Colin Edwards, Josh Hayes, Richie Alexander, Rich Oliver, Mike Sullivan and Jason Pridmore decided to lend a hand in our past event. Even with their busy schedule, they knew that the headache of juggling their schedules or enduring a long flight from Japan (Colin Edwards) to Vancouver was nothing compare to what the kids have to endure.
In the past I have always understood why these fund raisers were important, but with the events in the last day I have seen my godson in pain and I am starting to (really) comprehend the long road that these brave kids must travel. Things have changed for me - now, it`s personal and it hurts.
I have heard that there is about 375 kids admitted to the Children's Hospital a year with some form of Leukemia. At the hospital I meet a lady named Jill, who had to leave her home and job in Duncan so her son can receive treatment (in Vancouver). I mentioned Bernie`s efforts and she says that she had received some financial help from Balding for Dollars Organization - money that she desperately needed. She has never meet Bernie or any one of you that have attended Bernie`s event - but she thanks you.
The money goes directly for the families in need.
Please give us a hand and join us at Bernie`s 12th Annual Balding for Dollars effort. Your efforts does help.