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May 4, 2010

Bald is beautiful, baby.


Just need to say that as some male and female Walnut Creek police department employees and city VIPS, as well as local volunteers, get ready to have a Delilah done on them later today. However, it's highly likely that this head shearing operation will leave these men, women, and children stronger--in body, mind, and soul--than that Biblical beefcake Samson. This is because these Walnut Creek locals will be losing their hair for a good cause: to raise money to help children suffering from cancer.

The Walnut Creek Police Department-sponsored fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation takes place this afternoon and evening at the Civic Park Community Center. St. Baldrick's is a nonprofit organization that hosts head-shaving parties to raise money and to show solidarity for kids diagnosed with cancer.

The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and will go to around 8:30 p.m. The lineup of volunteers includes Councilman Kish Rajan, Walnut Creek Police Joel Bryden, Sgt. Lanny Edwards, the event's organizer, and two female police dispatchers. Those gals can use Demi Moore in her GI Jane mode as their hair fashion role model.

The most notable VIP to appear will be Brendan Miller. He is the Walnut Creek Intermediate student who has so far raised more than $1,000 to benefit this cause, and who has prepared for the event by dying his hair all sorts of brilliant colors.  Here's what I wrote about Brendan last week.

If you still want to sign up to get your head shaved, or if you want to donate, or just get more information, visit the event website, or contact Sgt. Edwards with the Walnut Creek Police at (925) 256-3596. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Soccer Mom for all of the publicity for this very worthwhile event.

As Brendan's Grandma (aka GMa in my family)I truly appreciate all of the support and encouragement Brendan has received from family, friends, you and your readers. He is standing tall and proud from this whole experience besides having a lot of fun with the funny hair colors.

It is very nice to see that so many people with so many divergent views can come together for the common good. Makes you think that there is hope for this old world yet!

Thanks everyone,
Paula Miller

DumbAsBricks said...

I don't doubt that this guy will grow up to be a man of conviction. Please pass this on to Brendan:

Our 6th President, John Quincy Adams said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

Daffodil Hugger said...

My thanks to all of the shavees, donors and organizers. I'm waiting anxiously to see photos of "The Few, the Proud, the Bald"!

Ashok Kumar said...

Unemployment is the worst case, but these can be minimized through education to everyone. In India, Government has made compulsory education to the all the children's and i hope in future there are more job openings and everyone gets benefited.

karthic said...

Nowadays there are more job openings available for freshers and experienced persons in various categories. Just apply to the jobs or register in the job providing websites, so that right jobs will be intimated based on the resume. Its a simple and a best way to get into the good job.