Well, after yesterday's appearance on TV, many have commented that I have what can only be politely described as a 'fro. Others, like myself, describe it as a massive brillo pad that needs to go. Which brings me to my next point.
Buzzing for Change was founded in 2003 by a close friend of mine, Judah Ferst, who lost his mom to cancer when he was 16.
Every April for the last five years Buzzing for Change has raised money for a charity called Special Love. Special Love is a camp that gives kids fighting their battle with cancer a normal summertime experience. The great thing about B4C is that not only do we raise money, but we buzz our heads in solidarity with, and in memory of, those who have battled or are still battling cancer.
Buzzing for Change has raised over $75,000 in the last five years and hundreds of men and women have been sponsored to buzz their heads or donate their hair for Locks of Love.
Every year, like Judah, I buzz in memory of my dad who lost his battle with brain cancer thirteen years ago.
During my years in college I was known to dye my hair bright orange as a shameless publicity stunt in the week before Buzzing.
So this Sunday that mass of hair is going away. It's time to take that weight off my shoulders once again.
If you happen to be in the DC area on Sunday please come and buzz, volunteer, or donate! I'd love to see you there!
The event is on Kogan Plaza (H st. between 21st and 22nd) in Washington, DC at The George Washington University from 12-4pm on Sunday, April 13.
I'd greatly appreciate your sponsorship when I buzz on Sunday. You can donate securely through Pay Pal and the Buzzing for Change website. Any amount is greatly appreciated. When you donate, make sure to select GWU under program and put 'Jon Ostrower' under the Participant First and Last Name.
Thank you all so much! And not to worry, there will be before and after pictures next week.