Monday, February 13, 2012

Fro’s secret message F14 decoded

Sometimes I worry that the ridiculous afro and the goofing around strays too far from the St. Baldrick’s mission: to conquer kids’ cancer, show camaraderie with the kids, and raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. I have to remind myself that the point is to have fun, to pick up the kids spirits, to go bald, and to demonstrate to the kids they can feel good about going bald too.

I can’t wait—in just one month—I will be bald. Yay! Or, in Sharon’s words, “Thank god!”

I count on your support too.

Conquer kids’ cancer,


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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fro’s Secret Message F5 decoded.

My mission is to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Last year in Cleveland, volunteers, and donors raised over $250,000 shaving our heads. In 2011 the foundation awarded over $550,000 in research grants to Cleveland hospitals. The money’s coming here folks. All of it. Don’t tell anyone... I think some of that grant money came from somewhere else too.

I’m raising awareness and asking for donations. Last year a lot of friends contributed $10, $50, and even $100 so that I would reach my goal of $5,000 and shave my head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Can I count on your support?

Please donate


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Secret Agent OOFRO

Agent: OOFRO (pronounced double-oh, Fro)
Mission: Conquer Kids’ Cancer
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Artist Reference File

Back when I was in art school, we used a clipping library to obtain reference images for our projects. Below you will find every view you might need to prepare your Fro or Bald inspired creation. For additional views, check out the rest of the blog or grab a still from a video.
Double-click an image to open a large image. Right-click to save.
Have fun!
Bald photos from 2007. My bald look doesn't change much.

Fro 2011. Yep, lot's more gray hair.

Fro dimensions recorded March 2007. No sideburns in 2011.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Help me go bald. It’s easy. Make a donation and submit your “Fro” or “Bald” inspired art.

On March 17, I’m shaving my head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. But not just any head, I’m shaving “the FRO.” I’ve raised $20,000 in just four years for St. Baldrick’s.

Since 2005, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has made more than 250 grants totaling over $55 million for childhood cancer research. In 2010 alone, over $14 million was funded—more than any other foundation making grants for research to cure childhood cancers.

I’m raising awareness and asking for donations, Last year a lot of friends contributed $10, $20, $50, and even $100 so that I would shave my head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Can I count on your support? Help me conquer kids’ cancer.

Please donate

Submit artwork

All works of art remain copyright of the artist. By submitting artwork, you grant rights to Tom Barnard and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to republish your work in print or on the internet, including facebook, youtube, flickr, etc. for fundraising and promotional use in perpetuity.

Going Bald on March 17, 2011

I signed up on the St. Baldrick's website. Their mission is to conquer kids' cancer.

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