Help Dennis Malloy Raise Money For St. Baldrick’s
A few weeks ago a NJ 101.5 listener called into the Dennis and Judi Show and asked Dennis if he would shave his head for St. Baldrick's. Not only has Dennis agreed to shave his head, but a few other NJ 101.5 staffers may also shave their heads for St. Baldrick's. The money raised goes to help fight childhood cancer. Keep reading to find out how you can help.
Below is a letter from the organizers of the June 10th County Line Hardware St. Baldrick's event that Team 101.5 is a part of.
First, thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Second, please open your check book and grab a pen or please sign up to join our event and get other people you know to sponsor you.!
Those of you, who know me well, know that I come from a family of 16 children and, we have all been healthy most of our lives. During the last year we learned that, my brother, Brian’s son Blaise has leukemia.
Blaise Clair is the 5th child in a family of 6. On September 15, 2011, the day he was dropped off to start college, Blaise was told that he may have leukemia. A day later, he was in the hospital receiving chemo. Within 3 weeks of starting chemo, it was determined the doctors had gotten his leukemia into remission. The ensuing 6 months have been filled with repeated and varied chemo concoctions, all designed to make sure the leukemia stays in remission. God willing, Blaise is anticipating starting college (finally) in the Fall and plans on majoring in math. He also plans to play rugby, too. He remains hopeful, happy, in good spirits and remarkable physical condition for a young man who's body has undergone the rigors of chemotherapy. He is grateful to all of the family, clergy, friends, classmates, parish, etc. who have prayed for his rapid recovery. Neither Blaise nor his family can begin to thank everyone for such generosity and goodwill.
The last few months of hearing about Blaise and his battle with cancer has gotten our house in a whirlwind of, “What can we do’s?” We feel that, coming from such a large family and with so many of us being the picture of health, there must be a way to raise money for children stricken with this terrible disease.
As most of you know, in my family you can tell a Clair male by the shine of his head. The Clair females tend to change their hairstyles like the weather, and Meg’s has even decided to change colors…
We think we have found a way to honor our Irish heritage and these children with the St. Baldricks Foundation. It seems to be the type of charity the Clair family can really get behind. Its first fundraising event, which was held on St. Patrick’s Day of 2000, was held, as most important Irish events are, at a pub, Jim Brady’s Bar and Restaurant in New York City, started as a challenge between three friends to see who could the raise the most money to fight children’s cancer in exchange for shaving their head clean.
In the eleven years that have passed since then, St. Baldrick’s has raised over $114 million, and has become the world’s largest volunteer-based fundraising community fighting childhood cancer. On June 10th of this year, the Flemmings will be joining those volunteers, as all of us have pledged to join the Clair gentlemen in full-blown follicle deficiency in order to raise money for the foundation! We’re looking for sponsors for the event, and in addition, if any of you would like to join in and become a shavee we encourage you to raise all the money you can!!!!
You can either make donations by check or online at StBaldricks.org. You can mail you checks, made out to St. Baldricks Foundation, to the hardware store:
COUNTY LINE HARDWARE
707 BENNETTS MILLS RD.
JACKSON, NJ 08527
Please be as generous as you can and please pass this along to anyone you think might like to participate!!!!
Thank you again,