Our office manager, Crystal Corr, is gearing up to go bald on March 17th!
But why is she letting go of her luscious locks? Crystal is standing in solidarity with kids fighting cancer and, more importantly, raising money to find cures, on behalf of St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Here are a couple of photos of her beautiful long hair:
Read on for Crystal’s thoughts on her impending baldness:
GNHC: Why did you decide to support St. Baldrick’s in this way?
CC: There are several things that have brought me to this place. I had an abnormal test at one point in my life, and all I could thing about was if it was, in fact, cancer, I was going to lose my hair. My husband comforted me, saying, “Don’t worry about it–I will shave my head with you. We will just be a bald family.” I remember that being the ultimate act of love on his part. Not that he is vain about his hair or anything like that, just that he would do that for me.
When I found out about one of my dear friends having breast cancer, I grew my hair long to cut it to donate it to Locks of Love. When telling someone else about cutting my hair, in passing they said, “Would you shave your head for someone with cancer?” My hubby’s comment about shaving his head with me has always stuck in my head, so I looked at that person and said, “Yes, I would.”
The reason I decided to do this for children is growing up we had an empty lot across the street from us as far back as I can remember. When I was a teenager, a sweet family built a house there; they had 2 children. I was so excited that someone was there. Shortly after moving in to the house, the son was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away at the age of 3. That really always stuck with me that such a small person could make such an impact in such a short time. I also remember thinking that it really sucked that he only had 3 years on this earth.
GNHC: Is there anyone in particular you’re doing this on behalf of?
CC: Yes, there are several people I’ve known personally who have battled cancer:
GNHC: What are your thoughts on your impending baldness?
CC: For sure it will be strange to have no hair! This is the first time ever in my life that I’ll be bald. I was born with a ton of hair… I can get the baby picture to prove it. So this should be fun. Also, I can’t wait to not have to wear a swim cap in the pool! How cool it is going to be on my runs! And will my bike helmet still fit when I don’t have hair?
GNHC: Thanks, Crystal, for the interview, and for the sacrifice you’re making to support children battling this horrible illness.
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