Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Joanne's hair-raising fundraiser

When her cancer returned and she had to have more chemo, my friend Joanne came up with a creative way to raise money for the Busting Out dragon boat team. She asked people at the Canadian Martyrs Church to sponsor her to attend a service 'unadorned'. Yup, that's right: no wig, no hat. Brittney Spears crazy-phase bald.
She even got up and made an announcement during the service so, not only did she raise $705, she didn't have to explain to everyone individually at her church that her cancer was back. Sometimes telling your story over and over again can be exhausting.

Talk about turning a negative into a positive. Joanne, you rock!

3 comments:

Lisa said...

GREAT idea Joanne!

POD said...

I wonder why I'm so tempted to retell my story? Maybe I need more sleep.

Anonymous said...

Glad it went well Joanne!
cheers,
ros