Salutations everyone, When I was diagnosed with my tumour I bargained with God and the powers that be that if I made it out 'alive' (the jury is still out on that one but so far so good) that I would do what I can to help. There is a kinship I think that exists between cancer patients, regardless of age, type of cancer or location. I had to have Chemotherapy to save my life and say goodbye to my unborn child at the same time prior to the Hysterectomy and tumour diagnosis. Through it all, we strive, we achieve, we carry on and sometimes we inspire. You are my inspiration. Your stories of courage, your journey, your experiences, your heartbreaks. So this one is for you such beautiful souls and kindred spirits. If you are curious and want to check out the official page - go to http://www.worldsgreatestshave.com/index.php Thank you for being such an inspiration. Teach. xxxxx
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Hi, See my comment under 2010 - the longest road about our school. Take it to the kids and you know that they will respond generously. I really admire you. Champion stuff. Lance Armstrong eat you heart out!! S
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Hey teach I will repeat here ... you're a legend!!!!!!!!!! Good onya!! I am tossing up whether i will be brave, although i must admit that having two inches of hair instead of none is kinda nice. lol Julie xo
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You are a wonderful person. Also see my comment re 2010 longest road. Alana xxx
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Thank you!!!! Well it hasnt been 12 hours yet and I have raised $80 he he 🙂 ok small beginnings but I have set the target at $1000. Would it be nice to wake up and say - cancer? No worries. Its cured, ill just take a shot for that. xxxxxx You guys are awesome 🙂
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Hey Teach ... i think its not so far away with some cancers, lets hope n pray thats the case :) I reckon go for $2,000 your worth it!! Julie xo
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Set a really high target and get the kids on board! Do you have a Student Council? They are often really good at fund raising. At my previous school we had a similar challenge to the one already mentioned (2010 blog)and kids organised sausage sizzles etc. If nothing else, it gives the kids some ownership and makes them really aware as well. I was really interested in organising a team for Relay for life this year but I still don't know whether I have the emotional energy to take on anything more this year. You are a champ - go for it!! S
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Although our school has our own "Shave for a Cure" team and you will be happy to know that there are Junior School (Prep-6) and Senior 7-12) students as well as teachers doing it (they have reserved me for next year as its hard to get teachers - so even it out he he!) BUT I will have the bucket in the classroom and staffroom and students and staff can donate as they see fit 🙂 $1000 is the target, we are over 10%...I think we can do it 🙂 I think we can 🙂
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Thanks Teach I nearly offered via this site and then though nah sometimes its misinterpreted and then voila you posted a link in fb and i thought well why not?? Oh by the way if anyone wants to buy plants i have some for sale ... course the money goes to the cancer council. 😄 Mind you the grasshoppers have been a bit nibbly of late, but some are looking great. Julie ps ... Since i have started growing the plants two other people have started growing some for me too. Now these arent people that i am extremely close to and yet they are still doing it. How good is that?
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Hiya Teach 🙂 Good onya !! my youngest son Lincoln is going to shave his head at school on March 12,and all the teachers and kids are behind him,trying to get things organised this week,Alex went to lincolns school and the teachers still adore Alex so hopefully will raise heaps of money.A couple of Alexs girlfriends at senior campus are doing the greatest shave too ,Katie is an amazing girl,she did the relay for life las year and walked the whole lot,poor girl had blisters on her feet by the end of the weekend, Just goes to prove that there are some great ppl out there , Hope ur having a good week Julie xx
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Teacher mum - you are the real inspiration - thank you for taking this on for all of us who do not have a say in our hair loss. I hope you raise bucket loads of money and are seriously recognised for your great heart. And most importantly - take care of yourself. xxoo
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Geees Teach You really have me thinking about this shave thing. Tossing up whether to do it or not. Do i get rid of two inches of fluff or keep it? lol Big decision!!
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Do it!!! join my team!!! 🙂
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While i am thinking about this one i have come up with another fund raising idea ... Moo Doo "T" haha ... gonna try it and see how it goes!!
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