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My 10th Year with St. Baldrick's: 10 #Flashback Facts

Updated: Feb 18, 2020

I cannot believe that 2020 = 10 YEARS of volunteering with the St. Baldrick's Foundation and my 3rd year going BALD. ๐Ÿฅฐ


THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed -- from time, talent, and shares to $5, $10, $50 and beyond. I could not have done this without your support!


Here's 10 #Flashback Facts about the past 10 years:

๐Ÿฆ‹ The first two years I volunteered my time as lead photographer for St. Baldrick's Brevard. At the end of that 2nd year โ€“ I made a promise to go bald, "The event after I'm married." {Sean and I weren't even dating yet} ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐Ÿฆ‹ In 2013, Team #LiveOutLoud was created in memory of Kellie. We had been looking for a way to honor her memory โ€“ and #StBaldricks was perfect. ๐Ÿ’œ


๐Ÿฆ‹ While Kellie did not pass away from pediatric cancer, we never knew what took her โ€“ which 'opened up the doors' for us to give back in nearly any way. Most of my family's fundraising has benefited children and families in need.



๐Ÿฆ‹ Dad and Sean were the first two to sign up to go bald in 2013. I raised just $600 that year, with the team collectively raising $3,156.

๐Ÿฆ‹ I would be the lead photographer for St. Baldrick's Brevard for 7 years, being named a Knight of the Bald Table in 2017. That same year, Sean and I were engaged.


๐Ÿฆ‹ In 2018, it was all about #GetMarried #GoBald โ€“ we said, "I do" at Captain Hiram's on 3/22/18.


๐Ÿฆ‹ Two days later, 19" of long, purple hair was shaved off my head and nearly $27,000 was raised for #ChildrensCancerResearch.


๐Ÿฆ‹ I was a Global Top 30 Fundraiser for St. Baldrick's in 2018.


๐Ÿฆ‹ I've been a Top Fundraiser in 2018 and 2019, and Team Live Out Loud has been a Top Fundraising Team both years.

๐Ÿฆ‹ And, we're not stopping any time soon as we look forward to 'three-peating' in 2020.


It is WILD to think that this 'small, but mighty' team is approaching $100,000 raised for crucial, life-saving kid's cancer research! I like to think that we're PROOF that caring a lot and giving what you can โ€“ adds up.

Did you know?


๐Ÿฆ‹ Every TWO MINUTES a child is diagnosed with cancer. All day, EVERY day.


๐Ÿฆ‹ The St. Baldrick's Foundation is the second largest private funder of pediatric cancer research โ€“ second to the US Government, who only gives 4% โ€“ which is NOTHING.


๐Ÿฆ‹ St. Baldrick's helps to fill the gap, and get these kids the support they need!


Find out more about St. Baldrick's FINANCIALS and see the IMPACT.



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I've done a lot of amazing things in my life โ€“ but, being Team Live Out Loud's Captain has, easily, been the most rewarding.


2020 marks St. Baldrick's 20th year โ€“ my 10th year volunteering (I'll be named a Knight Commander of the Bald Table this year!) and my 3rd year going bald โ€“ the #20 was also Kellie's basketball number that holds a huge significance to my family. So, here's to bigger โ€“ better โ€“ balder โ€“ here's to 2020. ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ—๐Ÿฆ‹ #AllForTheKids


Help us fight #KidsCancer by continuing to fund crucial, life-saving research!


We cannot do this without YOU!


THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

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