My archenemy (not really) Bill Toland at the Post-Gazette is not only a comedian in a journalist’s body, but he’s also a generous soul. Like me, he’s got a soft spot for sick kids, and he’s doing something about it by getting his hair shaved off for charity at the Claddagh Pub on the South Side on March 15.
Bill’s appeal letter is quite possibly the best thing I’ve read all week. Some snippets:
Most of you know that I have hair. Thick, luxurious hair. Whatever other failings I may have, personally or hygienically, never let it be said that my hair isn’t full-bodied. But I am going to shave it off. For money. For YOUR money.
So, your options are:
1) Donate now (via the blue “donate” link above this bio), and you won’t get a bunch of e-mails from me over the next month. It takes just a few minutes online, and your contributions are tax-deductible.
2) Donate now, and also show up at the event on March 15.
3) Don’t donate now, meaning I’ll send you e-mail after e-mail, until such point you snap, get in your car, drive to my house and stab me with a salad fork. Nobody wants that to happen.
4) Personally tell the kids with cancer you don’t care about them.
He’s shaving his head in honor of a little girl named Amey. You can see Amey here.
Let me know if she reaches out of your monitor and punches you in the heart like she did to me. SHE MISSED HER OWN BIRTHDAY PARTY!
Here’s Bill before he shaves it all off. He promises me he’ll send me a nice after shot as well.
That’s some nice, thick hair. I can’t wait to see his lumpy, bald generous head. He’s raised $711 of his $1,000 goal.
Go donate a few bucks. Consider it the money you would put toward a sandwich for a homeless man, ‘kay?
Tell him PittGirl sent you and that she said one of you that donates will get the next limited edition PittGirl shirt for FREE! Yay, you (by the way, reader Eric was the lucky winner of the previous free shirt giveaway in honor of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape). Trust me. It’s going to be a GREAT shirt.
Be sure to email me and tell me you donated, or just put it in the comments, so that I can give you a virtual hug and put your name in my hat! You don’t have to tell me how much you gave.