It’s that time again…it’s time to Relay again! So, why do I Relay?
I relay because with your donations, my bout with cancer was a very easy one & believe others should be as well. I relay because with your donations, I no longer have to chug 40 ounces of chalky contrast for my CT scans. I get to mix the new contrast liquid with flavored water. I relay so that there are more cases like mine and less cases where people including close family members, friends & coworkers have to suffer so much more than I could ever imagine. I hope you’ll join me in fighting this battle by donating today. I’m sure we all have loved ones that need us to fight back.
The Mohawk Back Story
When I had to go through chemo in 2009, Jenn and I had decided that since there was a chance I could lose my hair, which at the time seemed like a big deal to me, that we would have some fun with my hair & I would go into battle with a mohawk. Never before would I even remotely thought of sporting a mohawk as I never left the house without making sure my hair was perfectly in place. Shaving my hair off to do the mohawk allowed me to have control over what happened to my hair than letting the disease & chemo have control over it which was good for me. Ironically, during this process, it let me learn an important thing. It taught me that hair is…..just hair! It doesn’t define who you are or what you will become. So if you want to have fun with it then do it. And that’s just what we did. And now with my “colored” mohawk I can just shave it off and start over. It makes it more fun and gives people even more of a reason to help the cause.
2012 Nash County Relay for Life
So where am I going with all of this? I’m going to continue hawking for a cure this year just as I did in 2010 & 2012. And given how we want to top last year’s pink mohawk, we’re hoping to make things more exciting and thus have added to the rules this time around. No matter how much I raise ($500 is my individual goal though) I’ll be sporting the ‘hawk and in fact have been growing it out all of January. It’s also going to be a FULL mohawk from front to back just like last year’s mohawk. Yeah, it gets lots of attention from everyone.
So what color should it be this year?
Just like last year, we added a couple of stipulations for this year to help determine the color of it. The donors, that’s right I said donors meaning the top 3 DONORS with the highest dollar amount donated to me will get to determine the color of the ‘hawk this year! But, the other stipulation is that it has to be a Cancer Awareness Color whether it’s pink for breast cancer, dark blue for colon cancer, lime green for lymphoma, or any other type of cancer; you’ll get to choose the color of it. I’m sure lots of you would like for it to be hot pink or lime green I know. Deadline is 04/13/2012 so hairstylist can prepare.