|Pam L, Lauren, and I walking in Gettysburg|
So, you may ask, how exactly is wearing a wig going??? Well, not as bad as I'd feared, yet not easy either. Since I am always cold at work, I don't have the problem with getting to hot from wearing it. That's definitely a plus. And since I have my own hair protecting my head, I don't have a big problem with getting itchy, that only starts to bother me around hour 10, and it's not too bad. My biggest problem is that where I pin the wig and cap underneath to my real hair, it starts to hurt a little by that 10th hour, and I start thinking maybe I should be a rebel and just pull it off... LOL! And I have one problem I didn't think of too much beforehand: People that I see but I don't really talk to much or at all are starting to wonder if I'm sick! If they ask someone that works on my floor, they get straightened out and told the real story of my pink hair challenge. But then how many people don't ask, and then think I have cancer... So on weekends when I work I've started wearing a pink ribbon scrub cap, like the people that work in the OR wear. And I make sure some of my hair that is not pink is out in the back, so people can see I still have hair. But boy do I look ridiculous wearing that all day! On the bright side of that though is on weekends I'm a lot more comfortable.
So much is going on in this month of April, I am having a hard time finding time to write! We have 5 fundraisers this month!!! And new to this year, we've made a whole lot of things to sell at our fundraisers, and it's taken off in a BIG way! We are a group of crafty chicks this year, and I believe that we will more than meet our minimums to walk, which is totally exciting. Just a month ago I feared how we were going to raise the $11,500 our team needs to walk; now I'm a little more confident. So at our first of five fundraiser, we did at the mall in our town. We set up a treadmill that a friend of mine lent us for the day (Big thanks Gina!) to walk 20 miles in the mall, and set up a table to sell all of our wares next to it. We also had a second table with ribbons on it for people to write names of loved ones that have or are battling cancer on for us to carry on our 3 day journey. We enjoyed ourselves, got some exercise, sold some stuff and got some donations, and got some publicity. So I would say it was a success. But we have discussed this after the fact, and because of the high cost of the insurance we needed to purchase in order to do this fundraiser at the mall, we don't think we would do it again. We would do a treadmill fundraiser somewhere that didn't require insurance though, it definitely attracted attention to us and to our cause. And it made it more fun for us as well!
|Pam L, Pam N, Lauren, and I at the mall fundraiser! |
|Our beautiful pink table at our fundraiser at the mall!|
So now for the month of April we still have a dine out night at Texas Road House, a bake sale in front of Smokey's Restaurant, and 2 other fundraisers where we get a table to sell our crafty chick stuff. I am hoping to be done with my fundraising by the end of the month!!! Woohoo! Then all I have to worry about (and I'm not all that worried anymore) is getting the minimums for my team mates! Yay go Team Me and The Girls!!!