Well, everyone, it’s that time of year again: Hair will be flying and scalps will be showing as Eamonn, Declan AND the Mighty Finn go bald to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation whose mission is to conquer kids’ cancer.
We are grateful for your continued support over the years. Recently, we have been in contact with a family whose son was diagnosed with the same kind of cancer Finn had. It has been a painful and important reminder that the battle to find a cure is not over. Not even close. Every day—every hour—a family’s world is changing forever as they hear: “Your child has cancer.”
A few days ago, I was writing an e-mail to Declan’s hockey team, many of whom will be shaving their heads for St. Baldrick’s as well. They wanted to know more about Finn’s journey. I was wrapping up the e-mail and I typed the words, “In 2012, after 5 years of clean blood work, Finn will be declared cancer free.” Just by writing that, my eyes filled with tears. So much has happened since April 7, 2004, the day Finn was diagnosed, to bring us to this place where we are today. Did I ever imagine on April 7, 2004, that I’d be watching Finn play hockey so aggressively he’d get sent to the penalty box? Did I think I’d ever watch Finn fly down a mountain in front of me going Mach 2 and yelling “Woo Hoo!” as he goes? I barely dared to think about it, but today, that is reality and we are so grateful. Beyond grateful even. All of you were there for us at that very difficult time; we couldn’t have done it without you.
So now, we’ve got our hands out on behalf of St. Baldrick’s again. The economy still isn’t the greatest—we know this. We also know that you have other charities you support and are a part of. However, if you are so inclined to contribute this year, be it $5, $10, $100, it would be so appreciated. Links are below. You can donate to Team Mighty Finn as a whole, or you can sponsor Finn, Declan or Eamonn on their own. It all goes to the same great place—funding for pediatric cancer research.
Our local event is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, from 1 – 5 p.m., so if you live in the Eagle area, come hang out and join the fun!
Team Mighty Finn
As always, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
Natalie, Eamonn, Declan and, of course, The Mighty Finn!
Check out the guys shaving in 2010. (This year, Eamonn and Finn will shave LIVE on Vail’s TV8 on Thursday, March 10, at 9:12am. The five people who get that channel should tune in to watch…)