We had a huge turnout for St. Baldrick's Day today. The day didn't end exactly how I had envisioned it though. Read on for details.
First, a few pics and details about the day:
Declan, from his early shaving experience on TV8. He has raised $575 so far!
Eamonn in the shamrock shades. He raised $110.
So while some people donated to either Declan or Finn, the two of them together raised an additional $950 for Team Mighty Finn! The whole Team Mighty Finn, comprised of Eamonn, Declan, my nephew Garvin, a bunch of Declan's friends, and other community members raised over $6,000! We're still waiting on the totals for today, but when I left at 4pm, preliminary totals were over $50,000! Amazing for our little town.
On to more pics of the day. . .and the surprise ending. . .
My nephew, Garvin.
Declan's buddy, Jack.
Declan's buddy, Spencer.
And then Spencer's adorable little sister, Tenley, jumped into the shaving fray!
Finn and his friend, Teak.
Declan's friend, Zane. Zane is also Teak's big brother.
Declan's friends, twins Warren and Wylder.
This isn't even a picture of the whole Kid Shaving Gang! Some got away before we took the picture, and some came later. Kids shaving for kids. So cool. You're amazing, kids!
This is Patrick. He and Eamonn have coached soccer together for several years.
This is Patrick's son, Colin.
Shaving, shaving, shaving. Everyone is shaving.
And then. . .
A Surprising Thing happened.
I'll let the pictures do the talking:
Finn and Cindy, our amazing event coordinator, comparing hair.
After. . .
Finn, Patrick and Colin
Truth be told, I didn't want him to do it. In fact, I asked him repeatedly to wait until next year. Eamonn and Declan had already left for an Avs game in Denver, so they weren't even there to see it--we texted them pictures and hoped they didn't drive off the road in shock. But he was determined. And he loved every minute of it. He has basically been sitting on the couch rubbing the stubble on his head the entire night. Hilarious.
If you haven't donated and were thinking about doing so, maybe hop on over to Finn's St. Baldrick's page and donate there. I told him I'd kick in a bit in honor of his effort today!
And finally, for good measure, I took this:
Finn's scar from the playground scalping last fall. This is his favorite picture from today.
Thank you to everyone who donated! I'm going on vacation with all the money we'll shave on shampoo this year!