Bid Me Bald, the Relay Rockers Signature Fundraising event in support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Second Life, returns for a 11th year!
The event which pairs Relay Volunteers with a Barber Chair and a Pair of Scissors has been a mainstay event for the Rockers since 2007 and has been used by other teams across Relay For Life of Second Life.
In 2007 when Relay Rocker’s co-founder Trader Whiplash was undergoing Chemotherapy for leukemia the Rockers offered to shave their heads in SL in support of him. Instead the team decided to make it a fund raiser and to support and honor EVERY survivor who has borne the side effects of cancer treatments.
Volunteers make an appointment with the Rockers Barbershop and place a special kiosk out. For each L$5000 raises they agree to go bald for 1 full day. Totals are rounded up and the average donation is about L$25,000.
Bid Me Bald Dedication
Bid Me Bald recognizes, with honor and respect, those for whom the choice was made, not by themselves, but by chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. We have the choice and we choose to sacrifice our hair to honor these Survivors and to help the American Cancer Society find ways to fight cancer, support survivors and their caregivers and help us all celebrate more birthdays.