Saturday, February 10, 2007

She did it... AGAIN.

Anna Shaving Head on TV
Originally uploaded by The Gulde Family.
This marks the third year that our niece, Anna, has shaved her head to raise money for children's cancer research. Originally, when she was 8, she shaved her head to show solidarity with her friend and classmate, Fletcher. Sadly, Fletcher lost his battle with cancer soon after last years event. Anna, however, decided to do it again, this time, in honor of his memory and for all other children who suffer from cancer.

Yesterday she was featured on all three Oklahoma City news stations, one of which invited her to the studio to shave her head LIVE. She shaved 1/2 of her head at the special presentation at the University of OK Health Sciences Center and then headed to the TV station for the second half.

You may be thinking...wait... she jumped the gun. Doesn't she normally do this on St.Patricks (St. Baldricks) day? Yes...she did it early to raise awareness for the main event. She hasn't started her fundraising this year. We'll be posting a link soon to her website and shamelessly asking for you to empty your pockets.

Thanks to many of the friends and family, we were able to help Anna raise over $2000 last year! Special thanks to the folks at Kirkland & Ellis whose donations were matched dollar for dollar. Be sure to ask your employer to do the same! ;)

Check out the news video here.


Kristen said...

So inspiring!

katherine petillo said...

way to go anna! what an amazing girl.

Drew, Amber and Megan said...

We look forward to shelling out a few bucks!

Kristen said...

I also really enjoyed the OKC news clip. Austin has the lame-est people on television. Sincerely.