SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and, along with her husband Nigel, former DBer Gaylene Meeson is about to shave her head for the 10th time to raise funds for the non-governmental research funder St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
On September 30, the couple will be in the Cayman Islands, where thousands will gather to witness over 100 people being shaved, raising money for childhood cancer research.
“Childhood cancer research is massively underfunded but with your help, we can help plug the gap, and fund researchers around the world to do what they do best,” Gaylene says. “We promise your donation will fund the very best research around the world for kids fighting cancer everywhere, St. Baldrick’s will take care of that!”
Gaylene and Nigel are shaving for the 10th time to celebrate daughter Hannah’s 10-year survivorship. “Hannah was diagnosed in Hong Kong in July 2012; it’s a miracle that she is still alive,” Gaylene says. “Hannah’s is an
extraordinary journey of courage, tenacity and sometimesjust pure grit to survive and thrive despite the multiple disabilities inflicted on her by the treatment.”
Gaylene is one of St. Baldrick’s most effective advocates, having raised over US$2.5 million since 2013. As this is our last shave, we’re aiming big and we need your support to honour Hannah and all the other kids out there fighting to survive,” she says.
To make a donation, head to the Hero Fund list at www.stbaldricks.org/participants/gaylene2022.
[PHOTO COURTESY OF Gaylene Meeson.]