Why I am Shaving My Head on March 30th

Whenever I hear about a child suffering, it absolutely breaks my heart. Many times it’s easy to feel helpless in these situations, but this year I’m going to do something about it — and I need your support to make a difference. So how can you help? I’m glad you asked.Eric Affeldt

As an annual donor to The St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, I’ve decided to make a physical change in order to promote awareness and funding for kids facing cancer and orthopedic challenges. On March 30, I’m saying good-bye to my hair to raise $100,000 for both of these great causes. If bald is beautiful, getting my head shaved to help these brave children who are fighting for their lives should be extraordinary!

To put my money where my hair is, I’m kicking off the campaign with a gift of $10,000. But I need your support to even come close to reaching our goal. And while we’d like to make an equal contribution to each cause, how you give is up to you. Whether you choose to support kids with orthopedic issues through the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, kids with cancer through The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, or both, every dollar you donate will help create a future for these children. Your gift means the world to me, and I know it will make a difference in so many young lives. Thank you in advance for your generous support.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. And in the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease—more than aids, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomolies and diabetes combined. With each passing milestone, human lives—the lives of children with cancer—are being dramatically improved through the support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The continued momentum of this effort relies on volunteers and has everything to do with one very small but powerful word. You.  Donate SBF

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children provides exceptional care to thousands of Texas children every year. TSRHC is not a United Way agency and does not receive state or federal funding. The hospital relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to continue its mission.  Donate TSRH

  1. R Whitney Latimer

    T Square, very admirable my friend. RW

  2. Eric,
    no need for any bald jokes, the causes are too important. I’m in. Scott

  3. Dear Eric,
    You are an inspiration, I’m in.

  4. Time to grow a beard! Get causes!

  5. Eric,
    Congrats on your efforts. Muffy and I look forward to the new look.

  6. great donation and leadership…. might grow back the mustache….

  7. Marisa Affeldt

    Way to go dad! Lookin good : )

  8. That head is begging for a tattoo. Nice job Eric, you are always taking care of others. You should be proud.

  9. R Whitney Latimer

    T Square, Thanks for leading by example and doing all you do! Cingular

  10. So proud of you dad! Love you! You’ll look great bald :)

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