Saturday, April 12, 2008

Coach shaving head for charity

Charlotte 49ers women's soccer coach Jon Lipsitz, always ready to put everything he has into a cause, has decided to add his hair and will shave his head for pediatric cancer research. Lipsitz, the 2007 Atlantic 10 coach of the year, is raising money through donations through the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

Members of Lipsitz's team will shave his head April 17. "Seeing children struggle with cancer is just so heart wrenching to us all," he said. "I thought 'what would my children want me to do?' and immediately decided to join the fundraising effort and shave my head."

Lipsitz became acquainted with his charity by his nephew who lives in Portland, who has a friend with cancer. His nephew, Sam, is shaving his head in a statement of solidarity with his friend.

To donate or for more information, click here.

Money raised goes to research to help prevent pediatric cancer.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I gave and everyone on here who reads Jim's Blog or rants on Niner Nation ought to pony up, too. It's very easy to get involved and we should always want to help a child.

FortMill49er said...

The money will roll in if Bobby Lutz shaves his head.