In April of 2005, I had my head shaved to raise funds for Balding For Dollars, a local Vancouver charity run to help kids in the cancer ward at BC Children's Hospital. With the help of friends I raised $1,500!!
Two weeks after I had my head shaved I went on vacation to Walt Disney World. I have to say, being bald in hot Florida in May was wonderful! I got some strange looks, a few people tried to be sympathetic, I guess they thought I was going through chemo and a couple of times people forced me to take their seat on the bus . . . I did explain why my head was shaved but they made me keep the seat anyways.
And talk about a great hair style to enjoy the water parks! Slap some sunscreen on my noggin and go play.
I did have a very heartfelt talk with a woman who was going through chemo, she had a wig and a hat on – in the May heat. She thought I was very brave to shave my head, I told her she was very brave in her fight with cancer. Hopefully she at least stopped wearing the wig and stuck with a hat for the rest of her trip.
Here are a couple of photos from the Magic Kingdom.
One from the Animal Kingdom.
And one from the Garden Grill at Epcot.
And finally one last photo, taken at Typhoon Lagoon.