Sunday, March 8, 2009

John Heneghan - My Hero!

When it comes to helping children - Dunwoody City Councilman John Heneghan puts his money where his --- hair is! John will be having his head shaved this Friday at Fado Irish Pub to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer.

In his words --

Shaving my head this upcoming Friday afternoon may seem as an unusual fund-raiser, but it is undertaken in solidarity with children with cancer, who often lose their hair during treatment.

St. Baldrick's is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family. Since 2005, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has funded 23 Fellows and 12 Scholars, helping launch brilliant new careers in childhood cancer research, and awarded over $28 million to support research at more than 230 institutions.

To sponsor John's shaving - visit this link.

You go John!


Anonymous said...

Cere, it's kind of weird, but when I google Dekalb County School Watch, it's not coming up. Maybe it's just my computer.

Cerebration said...

I don't know about that one. I'm not that technical. You can find it if you type it all as one word dekalbschoolwatch

John Heneghan said...

The word doesn't apply to me for cutting my hair, I am just doing what I can to bring some attention to the cause and raise a little money. The hero's are the kids and parents who persevere though adversity, their talented and loving care givers and the brilliant researchers who may someday find cures.

They are the hero's, not me.

Cerebration said...

You are to be commended for using the power of your status as a leader in your community and publisher of a well-read blog for greater good. So many people only work to advance their own status. You are a hero to me simply due to the fact that you take the time to make a bold statement for those who are too weak to speak for themselves or whose parents are too in shock to take action.

We all need to make a commitment to "Do a Heneghan" in 2009 - and even in the face of this bad economy - do something - big or small - to serve someone else.

Many of us out there do - many of us procrastinate. Make the choice to do something for someone else in 2009. There is a lot of need to choose from.

Anonymous said...

Would love to see some DCSS blogs, especially from Pat Pope's dept.
The communication from her office and about SPLOST has to improve.
Some cities have blogs now:

Heneghan's blog is practically Dunwoody's newspaper. He provides an incredible community service.