Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Five Days and $1000
I sadly underestimated the wonderful people that make up my life. To think that I was going to set my initial goal at $500 is truly a laughing matter. On June 22, yesterday, 5 days after launching my Dare fundraising site, I reached my goal. Crazy isn't it?! Crazy awesome! My initial goal was reached with 32 donors: 3 family members, 3 friends, 15 co-workers, 4 professors that I work for, 2 professors that I've taken classes from, 4 super cool acquaintances, and one person that I have never met, but play Farmville with online - gotta love silly facebook games!
Since then (a.k.a yesterday) I've received a few more pledges and am now sitting at a total of $1175. My online total shows $1055, but that is because I have two cheques that I can't log. The new goal is $2500 and I can't wait to reach it.
It's not the shaving my head part that is going to bother me at all. It's hair. It'll grow back. It's the reactions from people that I don't look forward to. The "o my god"s and the "what happened to your hair"s - those are going to drive me nuts. I am hoping the more people I tell about this, the less of that I will have to deal with.
I have yet to convince anyone (except my boyfriend) to shave with me, but I'm working on it. In the meantime I'll continue to think about all of the cute hats I will have a good excuse to wear!