St. Baldrick’s 2016

“C’mon folks, you know you want to help #ConquerChildhoodCancer.”
In which, after a very long day, I explain why I’m #BravingTheShave

What’s up, crew? Paco Patag here, and I’m raising funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation once more. For any amount donated, every friend that you bring to this page, and all the prayers, you have my immense gratitude. This is something that means a lot to me, simply because I know so many people that have dealt or are dealing with cancer, and I would like to do my part to help end it, especially for my littlest brother and the others who’ll come after me.

Here’s the link to donate/share!

And now, I figured it couldn’t hurt to have a little fun with this, stretch my artistic talents a little bit, and provide some tangible expressions of my gratitude. So, without further ado, here is my Kickstarter-esque Perks List:


(when you donate, I’ll get in touch with you about your perks!)

For every day from now until Good Friday that at least $3 is raised, I will not shave my face. I’ll take pictures, I promise! (I’m half-dreading this, but also rather interested in seeing what I’ll look like by Holy Week).

$20 : I’ll send you one of my favorite poems (maybe this one) handwritten on a St. Baldrick’s postcard! I’ll see whether I can dig up my old calligraphy pens. . .

$50 : You can help me make one of these! Pick a quote that is true, good, and beautiful, and/or a picture that you like (nothing copyrighted please; Pexels is a great place for beautiful public domain pics!) and I shall dedicate the resulting creation to you! You’ll also get the poem-on-a-postcard perk!

$100 : You (or your group) gets to pick a song that I shall attempt to cover. I apologize in advance for the possibly horrendous results, and would like to remind you that neither myself nor St. Baldrick’s Foundation can be held liable for bleeding eardrums. I reserve the right to make any lame song much better. Also, you’ll get all previous perks.

When I hit my goal, I’ll. . . hm, still figuring that out. A polar plunge similar to this has been suggested. I’ll gladly take any other suggestions via @pfjapPaco on Twitter! Or you can add to the thread on Facebook here. Or you can comment on this Medium post!

Looking forward to hearing from you; thanks for your time and support!

Pax Christi.

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