Raising funds & donating hair in loving memory of Nanny – my 8 yr old

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At eight and ten years my children are extraordinarily compassionate for their ages.

Our household has supported a lot of campaigns at their wish. When the fundraising info is distributed at school they take the issues at heart very seriously. We have and continue to participate in raising funds for Terry Fox Foundation, UNICEF, and the food banks. They have completely jumped on my bandwagon with Team Diabetes in their Auntie’s honor. And now, my youngest has another campaign that she is very passionate about.

For more than two years she has been growing her hair to donate for a wig for someone who has cancer. When her Nanny passed away two months ago she became all the more determined that she do so. Her hair is long enough for the donation and so she has decided to use this opportunity to raise funds for an organization that helps women with cancer.

Her Nanny did not live long enough after her diagnosis to benefit from such a great organization, but Payten believes they do wonderful things for those going through such difficult times. She has arranged with the Look Good Feel Better campaign (CCTFA Foundation) to fundraise on their behalf in my mom Dawn McCourt‘s memory. You can learn more about them at their webpage.

Payten’s hair will be donated to Tamara Wig, another campaign of the CCTFA Foundation, after she meets her minimum goal of $500.

I think she is capable of raising much more, and I hope you’ll help me show her!


Please visit her Giving Page to make a donation, and please share this message with as many people as you can. Help my 8-year-old fulfill her dream in her Nanny’s memory!


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family legacy curator, social justice advocate, blogger, amateur photographer, reader, cyclist, runner & swimmer, mom of two

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pam young
pam young
10 years ago

What a wonderful tribute to Nanny.  I am so sorry your family is going through this.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago
Reply to  pam young

Thankyou Pam.

Dylan and Erik :)
Dylan and Erik :)
10 years ago

Donation complete! You go Payten!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Thank you! you’re my first donation!

pam young
pam young
10 years ago

We just got back in and my daughter Jillian made a donation in memory of Nanny.  xox

Alexandra HM
Alexandra HM
10 years ago

Hello, I am Payten’s teacher. I am glad she shared this beautiful gesture with me and I will mention it to her classmates! I have made a donation in hopes that she reaches her goal. Good job !! 

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago
Reply to  Alexandra HM

Thank you Alexandra! Payten will be so thrilled, your donation brings her halfway to her goal! 🙂

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