Mr. Clean and Dr. Evil have one. Vin Diesel has one and even Natalie Portman had one circa 2006. Now a member of our team, Pamela Jackson, has one.
So what ties all of these people together, you ask? A BALD HEAD!
I can hear it now, “Yeah, yeah, why should I care about that?! Mr. Clean’s not even a real person and Dr. Evil is really just Michael Myers, who isn’t bald.” While those may be true statements, I would like to look past all that for a second and focus on Pamela’s story.
Maybe you remember her as that GACC South employee with beautiful, flowing, waist-length hair. If so, you’re going to have to readjust your thoughts because this past Friday, Pamela shaved her head in solidarity with children everywhere who have cancer. She raised over $1000 to donate to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research, and in stark contrast to Dr. Evil, she looks amazing with a shaved head (see before and after pictures below).
If you’d like to spend a moment getting to know Pamela and her mission, I invite you to watch this video. I spent the day on Friday following Pamela around with a video camera while playing the role of field reporter—this is what I have to show for it.
If you (or anyone else you know) have ever shaved your head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, let us know! We’d love to hear your stories and we invite you to share them here.