Friday, March 21, 2008

Solidarity!

Apparently, I'm not the only one that is interested in doing something for a cause!

My husband shaved his head yesterday at work, because one of his coworkers was diagnosed with cancer. Actually it is a really cool story. At work they have an onsite massage therapist that does chair massages. One of the things that she does is feel around their chest and under their arms. Well, this guy went in and she did her thing and she found a weird feeling lump. She told the guy that he needed to get it checked out right away and had him call a doctor right there and then. The guy went in and found out that he has Hodgkins Disease, which is a form of lymphoma. However, because they found it very early on he has a pretty good chance. He is now undergoing chemo and his hair is starting to fall out. So some of the guys decided on site that they would shave their heads so that he wouldn't feel alone. Pretty soon most of the site was interested. They decided to bid off their hair (or the rights to shave it off). My husband got $40 for the rights to shave off his curly locks! He then bic shaved it smooth. All together they raised over $500 towards a charity of the guy's choice. What is really cool is that Google does matching for donations, so whatever money they raised will be matched by Google when they make the donation.

6 comments:

sarah / knot another hat said...

Congrats, Blair, on the new 'do!

Debby said...

What a great story and what great co-workers your husband has. (I've been reading your blog for awhile and I can't remember how I found it except perhaps through another Oregonian's blog)

Bubblesknits said...

That's wonderful of him to do that!

Karen said...

Tell Blair he's a good man. :)

Bobbi said...

AWESOME!!!!

knitseashore said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Best wishes to your husband's co-worker for total remission. He's got a great support system there!