Thanks

Where do you go when you've achieved one of your goals? Well on to the next one of course. For me, since raising $2000 personally, and more importantly contributing to a team goal of $6000 for the Leukaemia foundation, that's to ride a motorbike to the south-eastern most corner of the continental United States.

Ironically that's on an island called Key West.

First though it's imperative to acknowledge no-one really achieves anything on their own. Two weeks after the shave, with a velvety haircut that's about a month from acceptable, I'd like to shout out everyone who supported us in this endeavour:

Firstly, the long-suffering Lucy, with my daughters Amanzi, Charis, Lead, and Em. Not only are they wearing the continual embarrassment that affiliation with me incurs: “It's ok, he's just done the shave for leukaemia,” but they actually dug into their own wallets and donated hard earned cash to the cause. Anyone who donates more than 4 hours wages to charity is pretty inspirational in my books. Thanks.

Then to my unlikely partners in crime, Adrian, Tony, and Rodney. They shed their good looking locks (well Adrian did anyway) and went cap-in-hand to their friends. No easy task. All of them WGS virgins. No longer. Now inducted into the halls of folk who invest their time and pride for a good cause. Thanks guys. Your hair will grow back soon. And you should be proud at raising as much as we did for your first time.

Those that deserve the most thanks of course are you, readers, friends, family and supporters. Your immediate and unwavering generosity never ceases to amaze me. Thank you. I promised not to come for another cause this year, and fully intend to honour that commitment.

Very few people figure out how to buy happiness with money. This ingeniously simple trick is to spend it on others. I hope you enjoy all the blessings that make it better to give than receive. I won't call out names individually to respect privacy. Those that are happy to be publically acknowledged have already indicated this at http://rog42.tv/shave14

And Ewan? He and Kate celebrated Love, Life, and Happiness with a simple exchanging of vows at a reception in their garden at home. A brief respite for Ewan, and a poignant reminder of all that is truly important.

$6000 raised, thank you.

 

Thank you

All that is left to be said from my crazy initiative of “raise $20k in a week for Leukaemia Foundation” is thank you.

I didn’t manage to raise $20k in a week, it’s true. But the team did raise a whopping $6,750!! with some money still in the “promised but not yet banked” category I reckon all up we’ll hit the $7k mark. Which is not a bad result for a week’s effort – so thanks for all your support.

VST Goal 090317

Of course, everyone on the team has thanked their sponsors individually, as has the Leukaemia Foundation. But my appeals have been so public, it seems only right that my gratitude is public too. For privacy reasons, I can’t see the sponsors of other members of the team, but in our shave video, I have called out those who sponsored myself, Charis and Amanzi. Enjoy:

 

 

More of a Good Thing

Over the week-end Amanzi and Charis joined the Virtual Shave team as well. They didn’t shave, as mentioned in the previous post, but coloured their hair instead. So it was only fair to join them to the Intro Video.

The girls have both all but made their targets of $250 and currently I’m a mere $68 away from my target of $2,000.

So thank you to everyone for your generous giving. If it’s slipped your mind, or you just haven’t got around to it yet, it’s not too late.

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Over the week-end Amanzi and Charis joined the Virtual Shave team as well. They didn’t shave, as mentioned in the previous post, but coloured their hair instead. So it was only fair to join them to the Intro Video.

 

The girls have both all but made their targets of $250 and currently I’m a mere $68 away from my target of $2,000.

So thank you to everyone for your generous giving. If it’s slipped your mind, or you just haven’t got around to it yet, it’s not too late.

Smackdown Crew goes Bald

Rick “Mad-eye Murdoch” Anderson and I, “Colonel Hannibal” from the Aussie “Mobile Smackdown” crew, are about to become bald.

We’re participating in the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual “Shave for a Cure” at 12pm today in the office.

You can join the team and shave/colour any time this week-end, or sponsor us.

Check out some of the recruitment videos…

 

So, head on over to http://tiyurl.com/VirtualShave and sacrifice today’s coffee for a laugh. I’ll definitely post the videos of the shave later today.

 

Who knows, this could be the Theme for “Smackdown 2009”