Well I’ll be! I don’t know what else I can say that conveys how utterly shocked I am more than Jimmeny crickets!
Clearly the stakes need to change for these haircut reveals or they’ll all be out today. I was initially going to reveal one for every $300 raised but Jenni convinced me that was too high, so I made it $200. Lisey has suggested I up it to $500 or $1000. I might also have to consider not revealing one when somebody joins ‘The Good Team’ because it is growing rapidly! I’ll be piggy-backed the whole way at this rate.
There have been several donations since the revelation of cuts 1, 2 and 3 including $75 from someone obviously inspired by the last post when I said we were $75 away from number 4. Thank you! There have been many other donations including one that can only be described as ridiculous!!!! But greatly appreciated. This person, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated $1000!! I know who this person is and I won’t say too much now for fear of giving away their identity, which could have repercussions, but they will get a mention in later posts. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I don’t know what to say!! Hopefully the number of exclamation marks in this paragraph goes some way to conveying my gratitude!!!!!!
There are also a number of new team members who I will introduce to you:
- The world famous Lisey from shittytittiebangbang. Breast cancer arse kicker extraordinaire and the inspiration for this chemo cut challenge (because I copied her). I don’t need to say too much about her as hopefully you’ve all been reading her blog too. I’ve referred you there enough times! She’s my cancer sister and I am stoked beyond words that she is on the team. I am also so very happy for Lisey because after starting her journey way back in January, a journey which has involved multiple operations (and no continuous subcuticular stitch for her), 6 cycles of chemotherapy and 5 weeks of (delayed) radiotherapy, she is finally approaching the end 10 long, horrendous and tumultuous months later. I’m so glad she can finally put the treatment side of things behind her.
- The divine Kate Maynard. Kate is a sexy scientist and a great friend. We met at work in Geelong when I started pathology training in 2004. I left Geelong in 2007 but we have kept in touch and she even recently did the round trip from Geelong to my house and back in one day, with grand master poppet Jean, to visit and deliver an abundance of delicious home cooked food. Kate is also doing this walk in honour of her mother-in-law who tragically passed away from breast cancer at the age of 52.
- My favourite sister-in-law Amanda, also a breast cancer arse kicker extraordinaire. I spoke about Amanda (when I remembered!) in a previous post and said I was doing this walk in support of her. Well now she’s doing it and she might end up supporting me when I jump on her back for a piggy back!
Go ‘The Good Team’. I’m not sure that name really cuts the mustard but we’ll stick with it for now.
My mum is also thinking about joining the team. No point thinking about things; life is too short. In the words of a crazy Irish friend I met during my travels, “if you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up space”. So if you think Pam should join the team, give her some encouragement or a cyber kick up the backside! She’s worried about not being able to raise enough money so will need your support!
So here is the dodgy hodgy chemo cut number 4. I am only revealing one for now as I actually have to dash off and do something cancer related – so inconvenient!
So there you have it. Four dodgy hodgy chemo cuts revealed. I’ll reveal number 5 when I’ve done this cancer thing.
I’m sorry to change the stakes but we need to keep the donations coming as the team is growing. As team captain, I might set a new goal of having ‘The Good Team’ the highest fundraisers! From now on I will reveal a cut every time the sum of donations received equals $500 for Jenni and myself, or every time two people join the team.
To donate, simply click here. This will take you to our team page. Simply scroll down to see the members of the team and click on whoever you would like to donate to. When you are on the page for that person, click on the big green ‘DONATE ONLINE NOW’ button. It’s that easy. If you’d like to make it a bit more difficult, go to http://www.endcancer.org.au and then you can search for our team (The Good Team, in case you’ve forgotten) or search for an individual by name.
If you want to join ‘The Good Team’, click on that ‘here’ button above, scroll down and click on ‘Join Team’. Let me know if you’re joining and I’ll give you the password.
Cousin Turtle, especially for you, I will add in an extra ‘haircut’ and make dodgy hodgy chemo cut number 13 a photo of me wearing Nana Phyll’s wig and apron. Happy 100th birthday for tomorrow Nana Phyll. Wish you were here!
Sally, we are only three haircuts away from our twin haircut. That is number 7. You might need to send me a photo of yourself so we can see if we really do look alike.
And finally to the President. I think I’ll need to get on Facebook to keep an eye on you! I hear you are instructing all the wogs to donate to Jenni. I think you are forgetting this is “all about me!” Just kidding, poor Jenni doesn’t have cancer and hence no cancer card, so she will need some help with donations. And in response to all those questions following that post about the wogs long ago; yes I am a wog (one quarter of one anyway) and proud of it!