Sunday, March 22, 2009

Well, it's done.



So, that's it. Two months of fundraising and talking endlessly about cancer, sick kids and the like, and we have finally reached the finish line.

Let me share with you how we did. First, let me share with you how I did last year without you, in better economic times...

Goal: $500
Finish: 28 Donors, $1620.

This year, out of ROUGH economic times, your huge hearts brought this...

Goal: $2000
Finish: 73 Donors (you), Grand Total.....

$3540

And I mean...SICK. You came out, you supported the cause, you looked the goal in the eye, and proceeded to kick its meager ass. In fact, out of 150 shavees, you made me the #1 earner of both venues. Simply remarkable.

This is not about me, but I want you to know that this meant the world to me...what an amazing thing you have done.

So next, contest results, and video...I hope to have contest results on Monday, and video asap as soon as I can do some editing.

Plus, this coming Tuesday, a very special Tuesday's Tribute...well, special to me anyway, but I'll be posting something that I have never used before...it's been sitting on my computer for 8 years, waiting for its purpose. I hope you like it.

Thank you, my friends...we made a HUGE difference.

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62 comments:

Jen said...

Wow that is amazing and I must say that you look gooooooood.

Beth said...

I love that you raised so much money for such a great cause! Awesome!

And you look great with a bald head.

Jenn@mylifewiththecrazies said...

You look great! Love it! Congrads!!!

The Daily Blonde said...

THAT IS AWESOME. A a mom of 5 who fears cancer (my dad had stomach cancer, my great childhood friend died of breast cancer a short time ago), esp cancer in my children, I am SO happy to see people reach out,even in these tough times.

I wish I could have donated more, but I feel that everyone chipping in is even better--we showed some super blogger strength. Weeeha!!

Keep the hair like that. Seriously. You're way younger than me, but now you look wayyyyyyyyyyyyy younger. Hmmm...thinking of shaving my head.

GREAT JOB JAY

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Way to go Jay! And you look great bald! Really, you do.

Brenda Jean said...

AWESOME! The money that is, and YOUR head:)

Ali said...

Lookin' good, Jay!

Under the Influence said...

Way to go, Jay! I hope the weather stays warm so your bald head doesn't get cold. Lookin' good!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Congrats on raising so much!

Sera said...

That is just astounding. WOW. Congrats on being the #1 earner - how cool! Just think of how much you'll earn next year - a whole year to get more blog followers - can't wait to see how it turns out then. Again, congrats - and thanks for doing such an awesome thing.

Jenni Jiggety said...

WOW! I am so glad you were able to raise so much!

And you know what? No hair suits you!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

You look great!

So glad you won and raised sooo much more!

What a wonderful thing you did!

Dawn said...

Goodness! That bald head of yours makes your eyes shine! wow!

I so admire what you've done. What a great example you are setting for your kids and people everywhere.

Eudae-Mamia said...

I'm so proud of you - honest - what an amazing job. And I'm so thrilled that we made you the top earner. Respect the blog, indeed.

And the no hair - hawt!

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

that's amazing. and you look great

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

Fine work Sir. That is absolutely amazing, and what a great cause..

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

That is amazing news, Jay. I am so glad to hear that even in tough economic times people supported such a great cause.

The Mom Jen said...

That's awesome news!! You look good!

Snarky A. said...

That is so amazing, and for such an amazing cause!
Well done!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

AMAZING! WONDERFUL! TERRIFIC!

And you look FABULOUS!

Missy said...

WOW! Way to go! You look great!~
Awesome job!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

WooHoo! Way to go! :) I said it before and I'll say it again - you look studly with that shaved head! ;)

Beck said...

Bald is beautiful! Love it! Great job for a wonderful cause Jay!

Bee and Rose said...

It's people like you, bald hottie, that are going to kick the "c" word's a$$!

That is AWESOME! My cousin (who was also my best friend) died from stomach cancer at age 12. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do to make the world a better place!

star said...

Hi friend.. Interesting post.. Nice blog work.. keep it up..
will drop by your site often.. Do find time to visit my blog and post your comments..
Have a great day.. Cheers!!!

Young Momma said...

That's just amazing, Jay!!! I think it's awesome that everyone came through so strong and helped. :) It's humbling, isn't it?

Candice said...

You rock! Great job.

I like the Mr. Clean look on you. Suits you well. :)

Krystyn said...

Congrats on hugely surpassing your goal!

And, you're looking pretty good, too!

MJMILLS said...

You rock! what an inspiration you are! really.

Swirl Girl said...

Woo-Hoo!

Lee said...

That's so great! I'm so happy for you and the organization!

And the clean-shaven head look works for you.

greedygrace said...

Congratulations! Way to kick cancer's butt!

You look smokin' hot with that shaved head!

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Carolyn said...

WOW Jay, what an amazingly selfless thing to do and achieve and kick a$$ at...at a time where the 'all about me' syndrome is at an all time high.

I very much applaud you...and you look dynomite with a bald head!!! VERY worth it, in so many ways.

blueviolet said...

Fantastic! And may I say....you wear bald well!!

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't "shaved head" mean using a razor? As in bald, not just buzzed? Congrats with the funding.

Gena said...

Congrats to you, for the sacrifice, and hats off to everyone who donated!
What a great job!
I have begun contacting charitable organizations to do fundraising for and I can only hope that those will be as successful.

Mrs4444 said...

I hope I never have to find out what I look like bald. YOU look great! :)

mommaof4wife2r said...

you rock my freaking face off!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

That is AWESOME! Thanks for doing this for all of us!!

Becky said...

Wow! You have done such an awesome job!

Kristen Andrews said...

that is awesome Jay, looks great!!
I think it is amazing that in tough times so many came together!

Elaine A. said...

Wonderul cause, wonderful amount, wonderful picture of you with your wonderful new "do." Kudos Jay, YOU.ARE.AWESOME.

Metamor4sis.com said...

Wonderfully done indeed.

And your blue eyes really show.

BoufMom9 said...

WOOHOO! That is just awesome Jay! I am so thrilled for you and thrilled for Pediatric Cancer Research!
Bless you!

PS You are one hot dude with a bald head!

kisatrtle said...

Awesome job! You look good bald

~K~ said...

What a GREAT look for you Jay! Not everyone can look good bald, you ROCK it!

April said...

how fantastic!!!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Amazing number! Congratulations!!

Momisodes said...

Wow!!! You are amazing! So glad that this was a huge success!

And the bald look actually works for you. Really!

ChefBliss.com said...

Jay, this is a beautiful picture for so many reasons! Congratulations on doing so much for such a great cause!!

texasholly said...

Hey, Burbmom.net still owes ya some money as well. I will figure it out and send it through your paypal thingy under my name.

Beadiful Things said...

Congratulations, Jay -- that is wonderful. :-)

Annie said...

Good for you! Great cause and I was happy to contribute!

OHmommy said...

SO wonderful Jay!

Fresh Mommy said...

Wow, that is amazing!!! It actually brought tears to my eyes... the amount donated, not your picture. Although, I will say, you look great with a shaved head!! That's a plus! Way to go, Jay!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Jenners said...

That is totally awesome! And you look great, by the way. And very happy -- as you should be.

Kelly Deneen said...

Yayyyy!!! Way to go!!! :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

wow, outstanding! And the bald head looks great! Over from Angie's.

jsprik said...

your eyes are killer blue in this pic!! love it ;)

Brea's Mommy said...

Congratulations on an awesome fundraiser!

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