There is an awesome movement out there that I am participating in this year. Small Army for a Cause presents Be Bold, Be Bald! Small Army For A Cause was launched in honor of Mike Connell, co-founder and former Creative Principal of Small Army (an advertising, marketing and creative services agency in Boston, Massachusetts) , who lost his battle with cancer in 2007.
My network of cancer survivors, activists and co-survivors is so vast. There are many times I come across someone who is in the middle of their treatment, or one who is just starting chemo and wish there was something more I could do to show my solidarity. With the help of my friends at Small Army for a Cause I have found a fun and interesting way to do just that.
On October 22nd I am going to do more than offer words of encouragement and support – I AM GOING TO GO BALD FOR A DAY! You heard me. I am going to take my kids to school, head to the office, stop by the bank, and even walk into the grocery store just like the picture. Bald. Only I am lucky and can take my bald cap off when cancer patients aren’t so lucky. I am doing this as a symbol of solidarity for all of my friends, patients and survivors who looked at cancer in the face and said “You will not beat me!”
So, if you see me tooling around town as bald as a cue ball you will know why. Better yet – join me. The awesome people at Small Army will send you the same nifty, nylon bald cap to wear. Don’t worry – you also get a really cool t-shirt that explains WHY you are bald. There are five beneficiaries that will receive funds from this movement. Sign up and choose the one you support. Be Bold, Be Bald!