Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hair Like Jesus Wore It

Hallelujah, I adore it.

This week's "hippie" installment of Way Back When-esday was subconsciously inspired by Darren and Sarah's performance (including that seminal song from "Hair") last Friday night in "The Musical Cure."

The musical program was the concluding highlight of a weeklong day-camp wherein the kids and comrades learned the lyrics and some choreography for many favorite Broadway tunes.

The fees for the camp, the revenue from ticket, tee shirt and concession sales all -- ALL -- went to benefit the Susan Komen Foundation. The coordinators are the proud daughters of a long-term breast cancer survivor. [If you wish to contribute to their continuing efforts, email here.]

Then Sunday night, I received an email from Tracy Frank...who along with her identical twin sister, Dana, is a breast cancer survivor. [You can read their story and donate to cancer research here.]

With the national broadcast of Stand Up To Cancer right around the corner (to be broadcast on our twins' 7th birthday -- an ad is in rotation on the BlogHer ads to the right), with the twins' grandmother (my mom) and paternal great aunt as breast cancer survivors, our twins' Double Daddy as a 2 years+ (and counting for the long haul!) melanoma survivor, and sweet little Tuesday (see sidebar) currently fighting neuroblastoma, Sarah and Darren's participation in the production was an easy decision for them to make.

The seemingly coincidental (not too sure that I believe in "coincidence") confluence of factors made the decision to compose this post a similarly easy decision to make.

Please consider giving what you can for cancer research...whether it's money, volunteer hours, your prayers -- or all three.

The pictures of our little performers as pilfered (with permission) from the wall of stars arranged at the back of the venue Friday night.
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6 comments:

noble pig said...

That's a wonderful cause. I'll do what I can.

surcie said...

What a creative way to raise much needed funds.

BoufMom9 said...

How wonderful that you are teaching your kids so young to get involved. It's a beautiful thing. :)

slouching mom said...

what surcie said. wonderful.

Laura said...

A) Like your new picture.
B) Like that you are pimpin' My Favorite Teacher
C) LOVE that your children participated in such a meaningful event.

Threeundertwo said...

Now I'll be singing that song.

Awesome way to raise money. I spent some years doing AIDS and cancer research. It's a long road, but every bit helps.