I’m Shaving My Head to Help Raise Money to Prevent Childhood Cancers – Please Donate

I’ve decided to join team Boundary Stone to help raise money to prevent childhood cancers. The event is run by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. On March 10th I’ll be shaving my head at Fado in Chinatown with team Boundary Stone.

Help me meet my fundraising goal by donating here (click on the “Make a Donation” button on the left.) Thanks everyone!

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  • Fine but I demand a locket with a PoP hair in it!!! ;) Good luck on fundraising for a good cause!

  • happy to help out, but pics or it didn’t happen.

  • Dan, We are happy to help as always..Great charity all the best from the entire derby staff.

  • So that is what you look like. Nice to finally see the face behind the blog.

  • I think you should sell locks of your hair on ebay to help out the cause…. man would that be creepy!

  • PoP is the best!!!

  • T

    Good cause. Happy to help.

  • You look a little like Luke Perry — in a good way! cheers to a great cause!

  • PoP.PoP.PoP.

    Hope the Princess is on board with the bald-ing. If this cold stays put, I may have to knit you a hat.

    Will add to the donations in the AM (and see if I can recruit a few others chip in, too).

  • This is awesome. However, I have to point out that research organizations like this one are not in the business of preventing cancer. They are in the business of treating cancers that already exist. The difference is subtle, but critical. Both are important, but only a tiny fraction of research funding is devoted to actually researching how to prevent cancer and reverse the swelling number of childhood cancers cases we have seen in the past few decades. Whenever I am asked to donate money to cancer-cure organizations, I instead donate to the small, greatly neglected prevention organizations.

    • I’m not sure you’re on the right track with that one.

      From the NIH:

      How have childhood cancer incidence and survival rates changed over the years?
      Over the past 20 years, there has been some increase in the incidence of children diagnosed with all forms of invasive cancer, from 11.5 cases per 100,000 children in 1975 to 14.8 per 100,000 children in 2004. During this same time, however, death rates declined dramatically and 5-year survival rates increased for most childhood cancers. For example, the 5-year survival rates for all childhood cancers combined increased from 58.1 percent in 1975–77 to 79.6 percent in 1996–2003 (2). This improvement in survival rates is due to significant advances in treatment, resulting in a cure or long-term remission for a substantial proportion of children with cancer.

      It seems like to me, that while incidence has gone up, its been FAR outpaced by success in treatment. There are about 2000 more cases per year, but survival for all cases has gone up by 1/3rd. Seems like funding is pretty well placed.

      • Ah, ok. Still – don’t you think we should be trying to prevent cancer, in addition to treating it? Wouldn’t you rather that these people don’t have to suffer in the first place?

  • Is no one going to comment on the fact that PoP is apparently super hot??? No one??

  • before and after photos please!

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