It all started as a way to support an almost three-year-old little girl named Libby Kern who has been living with a brain tumor on her optic nerve since she was diagnosed at 19-months-old. It continues with a community coming together; sharing their talents and resources.
There has been a mustache growing contest, t-shirt sales (they are adorable, and still available), raffles with prizes from local businesses, and the promise of one Mark Geary to allow a donor to shave his head if he reached his goal of raising $2,000.00 for Libby and others who have cancer.
Mark has a lot of hair. His thick, lustrous, chestnut hair is one of his favorite conversation topics. He’s frankly pretty vain about it. He keeps a comb in his back pocket to run through his locks on the off chance it ever gets out of place, refuses to wear a hat even on the coldest days, and brags about his wash and go style.
And it was coming off. All of it, removed with clippers with no guard.
I’m kidding about Mark being an tonsorial ego maniac, of course. He’s actually an all-around nice guy who also happens to have really great hair and a heart for the cause. His own daddy is undergoing radiation treatment for the recurrence of prostate cancer right now.
A party was planned at Baxter’s Bunch Playhouse for everyone to run off some New Year’s Eve energy, and to watch Mark be shorn of crowning glory. Mark’s sister was gifted the opportunity to relieve Mark of his mane. She was giddy.
Any bets on how it will look when it grows back in?
This post is sponsored by the “More Birthdays” campaign from the American Cancer Society.