My brother has had hair half-way down his back since the early '80's, and this past weekend he had his head shaved to the skin ... for charity!
His church, Wyatt Park Christian Church, held a fundraising event for St Baldrick's Foundation. This charity asks volunteers to shave their heads as a way to identify with children undergoing chemotherapy. The volunteers then ask friends and family for donations for the foundation in exchange for seeing them given the clipper treatment.
Needless to say, with a headbangin hairdoo like his, the donations poured in. My brother raised over 1,500 dollars for cancer research.
As if the contributions were not enough, those rockin locks of hair are on their way to Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair to many forms of illness and disease.
Did I mention how awesome my brother is?
That long mane of hair has been part of his identity for a very long time. The fact that he let it go for the benefit of children shows a much bigger side of his identity and speaks volumes about the type of person he is.