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On March 22, 2011, I was diagnosed with Stage II ovarian cancer. On May 3, I started my chemotherapy treatment. The doctor says there is 100% chance of hair loss. So I’m taking the bull by the horns and turning my adversity into good for the world.
Friday evening May 13th, me and a few friends will be shaving our heads for charity.
We hope to raise $3,000 or more for the Kibera School for Girls located in Africa’s largest slum in Nairobi.
- Download this Hair Raiser_event flyer
If we can accomplish this hair raising goal, we will be able to help the school to build a new classroom -allowing them to help more girls positively change their lives, families, villages and the indeed world. Learn more the global benefits of educating girls with this video. It is a proven solution to altering the poverty cycle. The Girl Effect.
I learned about the Kibera School for Girls from my networking friend Eva Hausman who was so inspired by the book Half the Sky, she connected with its author Nicholas Kristof and started the MothersDayMovement.com.
Eva’s goal was to redirect some the $14 billion spent in the USA on mother’s day to make a help mothers world-wide, thereby making Mothers Day more meaningful, not just another Hallmark moment.
Pleas support me in this effort. I invite you to enjoy a slice of my adversity pie by making a $25 donation or more to the worthy cause of Shining Hope for Communities through the MothersDayMovement.com.
- You can make your donation at the event. I’d love to see you at our HAIR RAISER event in West Hartford this coming Friday night, please join us. Download the Hair Raiser_event flyer for more details.
- If you can’t make the event but you want to support me in this effort, you can make an on-line financial donation to Shining Hope for Communities (the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that runs the school in Kibera) at the web site: www.MothersDayMovement.com . Just type in MDM-Kathy McAfee in the Purpose box. You can also mail in your tax-deductible donation check to: SHOFCO, 14 Red Glen Road, Middletown, CT 06457.