Got this email this morning. Ty and Rick are a couple of friends of mine in Boulder - Ty owns Melton construction, one of the premiere contractors in Boulder, and Rick is his CFO as it were. I plan to support their action, and would encourage anyone reading this to do the same. Way to go Rick and Ty.
I’m not sure how many of you know this, but Elsa Johnson - Susanne Riis and Rick Johnson’s 5 year old daughter - was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in January of this 2006. It was a very difficult moment for Elsa, Susanne, Rick, her big brother Nils and everyone who knows and cares about them. The good news is that Elsa is responding well to the treatment and has a good prognosis for a full recovery. Her recovery did not come by accident; it’s because of all the hard work done by people in the Cancer Research field, her medical team, and her loving family. Bad news is the treatment has caused this beautiful 5 year old girl to temporarily lose her hair.
Elsa has been going down to Children’s Hospital getting treatment since the diagnosis. This has brought to light for us the tremendous amount of work the fine people of Children’s Hospital do; how far Cancer treatment has come because of generous financial support; and the outstanding work of people in the Cancer research across our great country.
Susanne and Rick have ask that we help the hard working people in this field by helping to raise money for St. Baldrick's CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation - which supports CureSearch Children's Oncology Group - the world's foremost childhood cancer research organization.
So here is the deal- Rick and I are going to shave our heads this Saturday, March 18 at the Boulder Theater. The doors open at lunch time. Whole Foods and some other businesses will provide food, beverages and music. The organizers will have a speech around 12:30 and then about 75 people in groups of 4 will have their heads shaved.
We would like you all to help us out by making a contribution to the cause. You could do this a number of ways:
You can come down to the Boulder theater this Saturday at 12 noon and hand the folks at the door a check made out to The St. Baldrick’s Foundation or give them a credit card to charge. Then watch Rick and I get shaved. I cannot speak for Rick, but I would be happy to let the highest bidder tattoo a 4 leaf clover on my head in recognition of the St. Patrick day Holiday.
When you make a donation look for our team- Rick Johnson & Ty Melton A Couple of Clean Cut Guys
You could donate online here.
You can call in your donation at 1-888-899-BALD (2259)
Our goal is to raise $10,000
Let’s help keep up the fight against cancer.
Thank you all for your support!!!
Location: Boulder Theater Map Provided by Yahoo
Address: 2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302, USA
Direction: Downtown Boulder, one block off of the Pearl St. Mall.
Heading North on Broadway, turn right (East) on Pine (2 blocks up from Pearl). Turn right (South) on 14th St. Go one block up, cross over Spruce St, Theater is on the left.
Doors Open at 11:30AM. The event is FREE to the public. Join us for Food, Drink, Fun. Come one, come all!
The primary beneficiary of St. Baldrick's is CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation - which supports CureSearch Children's Oncology Group - the world's foremost childhood cancer research organization.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID # 20-1173824