For those of you that don't know, September is pediatric cancer awareness month.
This is technically the first September since we made the switch to supporting pediatric cancer research. Last September it was in the works, so we didn't really do much advocating. But our hearts have been lit on fire. And you can imagine our passionate hearts are ready to act! We've made a tshirt to help spread pediatric cancer awareness! They are available for $17 here. All profits after the cost of production will be donated to pediatric cancer research. But the best part is that you'll have a perfect conversation starter to tell people about the problems associated with pediatric cancer. And awareness leads to more research funding!
It's been a while since I've given a hair update so I figured I'd include one in this post! Not long after I shaved my head, I was walking through a grassy field. Not just any grassy field though. In particular, it's the one that's in the picture on the right. The sun was behind me, and for the first time I noticed that I really looked like I was bald from my shadow's perspective. To all you people who have hair out there (and have always had it) you are probably going to think I'm crazy for finding this moment to be particularly special. It truly was a special moment, though. In all the moments where I felt I related to cancer patients by shaving my hair, this is the one I'll always remember.
Okay so I don't have nearly as many pictures of me and my hair lately, but this one's pretty recent. It's getting very very long and I have no idea what to do with it right now, so I'm kind of just letting it be! Again, I want to encourage you to SPREAD AWARENESS for pediatric cancer, especially during the next 2 weeks or so. Of course, we would love if you buy a shirt and if you share the link with your friends, as that will help spread awareness too! Make sure you remember some of the key facts (which are listed on the site where you can buy the shirts) so when someone asks about your shirt, you can fill them in! As always, thank you for your support of Tying Up Cancer. We couldn't do anything without you!