I am such a slacker mom. I’d like to blame the horrendous winter flu that attacked our house a few weeks ago (that I am STILL working on getting rid of, by the way), but the truth is that I just downright suck. We’ve known about this fundraiser for over a month, and I wanted to share it with you guys, but I wanted to do it about 2 weeks before the event. We’re now less than 2 DAYS from the event and I’m JUST sharing it with you. SEE? I just suck.
I want to cut to the chase, but I have to first tell you how amazing The Nerd is.
My first born little boy is one of the most amazing human beings on the planet. I’m not saying that because I am his mama. He really is amazing. He is humble, sweet, loving, giving, concerned, thoughtful, and always puts other people ahead of himself. All of this in addition to being an amazing student. He is a fantastic big brother, and really enjoys his younger siblings.
I’ll never forget the first time Styles became aware of homeless people. He asked me why they wore such shabby clothes and why they were standing on the side of the road with signs. I explained in words my wise 5 year old would understand and watched tears form on his cheeks. He was concerned for them. He asked me a multitude of questions in true Nerd style about where they sleep at night, how they get food, where they shower, and where they get their clothes. All of these questions through tears.
When I was pregnant with The Muffin, he was so concerned about how the baby was going to get out. He didn’t want to see his mommy in any pain and he was so concerned that something would happen to his little sister.
When someone is being bullied or made fun of in school, The Nerd stands up for the bullied person. I’ve had to literally hold him back from yelling at people who were being mean to someone in public.
The Nerd always remembers birthdays and other celebrations, and would give his entire savings account for a gift for a distant friend.
He still loves to cuddle and given the chance, would still sleep with me at night.
He is self-sufficient in the morning, and The Muffin sneaks downstairs while he’s eating breakfast, he will, with a happy heart, make her some breakfast too. But only after turning on her favorite TV show.
He jumps at every philanthropic opportunity he can get his young hands on, so when he heard about the St. Baldrick’s Day Shave your Head for Childhood Cancer Awareness, he signed up without asking me if it was OK.
He knows my rich history of losing family members and loved ones to different cancers, and while none of them were children, the “C” word is still fresh in his mind from when I lost Kevin back in September.
I literally cried when he told me about St. Baldrick’s Day because he was so passionate about it. He is such a sweet, passionate, amazing kid and I don’t know how I got so lucky to be his mom.
SO here we are, less than two days away from the event, and The Nerd has raised $100 towards Childhood Cancer Research. While that’s awesome, and he did a great job in his pitch, WE NEED MORE! The Nerd has pledged to raise $1000, so he’s only 10% of the way there.
If each of my Facebook fans donated ONE DOLLAR, he would exceed his goal by over 300%. Isn’t that AMAZING?
So please help me help The Nerd raise money for Cancer Awareness.
Your donation counts, whether it’s $0.50 or $500.
He has his very own SECURE page where you can donate online, and all funds are attributed to his fundraising account.
Please help him remain excited about raising money, despite my lackluster fundraiser sharing skills.
For more information on St. Baldrick’s Day festivities and to read more about how much money they donate directly to research, CLICK HERE.
You guys seriously ROCK. Thank you for helping us donate to this great cause!