We are still coming down off the fresh excitement of our Balding for Dollars Milestone Party that was held on Oct. 25th at the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Research Institute. We had around 50 guests attend the event; the room full of past volunteers, donors, event organizers, sponsors, supporters, committee members, Balding position holders, and more that have all been an integral part of Balding’s success over the past almost 20 years.
As we reflected on balding for Dollars’ past, going through old archives of photos and talking to long time supporters, it was clear to see the heart all of the wonderful people involved over the years. We are nothing without our tribe of people that help spread awareness, tell their stories, and advocate for the cause with their huge hearts that 5 million thank you’s doesn’t even seem enough. But we’ll continue to appreciate it with all that we can, and so do the families that we do this all for.
The event was a beautiful night of canapes, mingling, laughter (a few tears), and reminiscing on all of the amazing memories made. We had a scrolling slideshow of photos from over the years, showed a video unveiling our milestone reached (which you can view here or below) and had a host of special speakers. We also had a plaque unveiling that nods to all Balding has accomplished that will be displayed on the oncology ward in the Tech Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital very soon.
Not only are we celebrating having reached a $5 million dollar milestone raised but we are excited to host our 20th annual Balding for Dollars main event this coming May 2019! Details can be found on our site very soon. Please check it out to find info on our new location for this event, how you can volunteer, support, or donate and most importantly- how to sign up to participate with a shave or cut! We want this to be our biggest year yet for attendance- so please help us get their by spreading the word.
Once again, 5 million Thank You’s!