Sunday, February 28, 2010

Susan G. Komen For The Cure

Some time ago I made a commitment to my dear friend Mr. Lamshed that I would join in his efforts to support cancer research. As I've stated before, Mr. Lamshed and his students participate in an annual event called Clippers for Cancer. During this event his students raise money for the McGuinness McDermott Foundation for childhood cancer research. After much planning I'm very glad to say that my students and I are ready to join Mr. Lamshed in his support for cancer research centers.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a foundation that is dedicated to breast cancer research and serves as the largest breast cancer research foundation in the world. All over the US this foundation holds regional events called "Race for the Cure" in which people turn out to show support for this foundation and raise boat loads of money that support breast cancer research. Our class will be joining the many that support this cause by creating a team for the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure event that will be coming up April 24th.

Anyone can create a team for this event and raise money, I have created a team under the name of "Mr. McClung's Class". The idea is to recruit as many members as possible and collect as many donations as possible. How do you do this? Very simple...

  • Visit our team page at :

  • Find the button located at the bottom of the page that says "Join Team"

  • Register yourself and choose an event to take part in

    • The events include a 5k race, self timed walk, bark for a cure, etc...

  • Can't make it to the race, but still want to be on our team?

    • There is an event called "sleep in for a cure", you can join this event and make a $25 donation without even showing up

  • Don't wanna join the team but you want to help out?

    • Not a problem, there is a button located on the right side of the paged labeled "make a donation to this team", There you can donate your desired amount to our team

I have set a fundraising goal of $500 for my class...which I think we will crush. Oh yeah, there is one more thing I forgot to mention...head shavings. I have also set a side goal for my students as well, this goal is $1,000. The idea is that if we meet this goal then my top donating class we will be treated to a public viewing of me getting my head shaved. Quite a prize huh? I will also be asking my male students to join me in head shaving excitement to raise awareness for this cause, and the ladies will be going pink as they will be ditching the clippers and opting for pink hair dye. More updates to come, stay tuned!

Mr. McClung


John Hadley Strange said...

I had hoped to get my classes involved as well, but we never quite made it. So I am sending my check for $50 today.

Take pictures!

Allison Rogers said...

I think what you are doing is great. Its good to get kids involved with volunteer work and caring about a cause. I Like the idea of letting the girls dye their hair pink. I hope to see pictures!