Monday, April 26, 2010
46 Women Shave Their Heads for a Cause
Last week I received this e-mail:
I am a nineteen year old female college student. As a part of a group called “46 Mommas Shave For The Brave,” I and the others will have our heads shaved on national TV on September 13, 2010 in an effort to raise childhood cancer awareness.
That got my attention. My own daughter is 20. I know what an incredible sacrifice it would be for her to shave off all her hair. The letter continued:
Maybe you might donate an autographed book. Of course, donating money for our cause would always be welcome and gives the most direct support. Awareness is a key factor as well, tell your friends, your family anyone you can about our cause. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity and your support is tax deductible.
The Web site for 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave is here. They are also on Facebook. Renee is not a mom herself. She told me, "I came to know about childhood cancer through an article when I was about 13 years old and I have dedicated my life to finding a cure."
Author pals out there--would you consider donating a signed book or two for the group's auction to be held in Nashville this summer? Books can be sent to Renee, and she will see that all are transported to the event. Send to: Renee Combs, 105 Tahoma Rd., Lexington KY, 40503. Or if you would like to donate money directly to Renee's site, go here. You can e-mail Renee at rcombs0061 (at) yahoo (dot) com.