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Shave and a Haircut--Two Bits (or more)

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BENEFITING: CANCER CARE INC

karen vohs

THE STORY:

Cancer is like being part of a special club, with scars, the knowledge of which of your veins produces the most blood, a notebook full of medical terms and prescriptions and surgeries, knowing how it feels to be tired, sick beyond your imagination and bald. It also has a secret hand signal, consisting of a middle finger raised from your closed fist.



It's a club that should have fewer and fewer members, and, children should NEVER be allowed to join. Not ever.



I'm a lifer in the club--my cancer never goes into remission. I've lost loved ones to it over the last few years, and, currently have a few more fighting this damn disease. Different versions, yet, all the same in the end.



When you have cancer, it's difficult to explain or discuss what you are going through, how you feel emotionally or mentally. The only ones who truly grasp it are your fellow club members. There are times you feel isolated, scared, fearing calls from your doctor, yet, needing to know results ASAP.



Because of different proxmities, I'm unable to be with those who are I'll right now. All I can do is send letters, make calls, let them know I'm there. Far too many people step back for one reason or another, ignoring what is going on, as frightened of the word cancer as they are of the word love.



I can, however raise money. I'd never make enough hooking--the 25% fee to a pimp is ridiculous. Yes, I'm joking. However, I'm not joking about raising funds. I can shave my pate and, with that, hopefully entice some of you to donate money to CANCER CARE, an organization that provides support, counseling, education and financial assistance to the members of the club and their families.



I hope you will help.



Thanks.

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$500

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  • Lou

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Quin

    $50

  • Miss Sof

    $100

  • Miss Beaks!

    $25

  • Bob Clay

    $20

  • Claire Pullan

    $55

  • Team Cliftypops

    $50

  • Nathan

    $50

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125% Raised of $400 Goal

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The Team: $500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Nathan

Nathan

DONATION: $50

woot, Karen....and for Granny Perdue. 3 years ago

Team Cliftypops

Team Cliftypops

DONATION: $50

You're an inspiration - well done! Xx 3 years ago

Claire Pullan

Claire Pullan

DONATION: $55

3 years ago

Bob Clay

Bob Clay

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Miss Beaks!

Miss Beaks!

DONATION: $25

I doff my cap, not only for this act, but to you too, as a great, great lady :) 3 years ago

Miss Sof

Miss Sof

DONATION: $100

In memory of my Dad, Kenneth Gille 3 years ago

Quin

Quin

DONATION: $50

In awe. X 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

To my loving husband who I will always miss. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Lou

Lou

DONATION: $25

In loving memory of your hair. <3 3 years ago