Monday, March 17, 2008

Fro surges past $3000 | Declares VICTORY

In a stunning last minute victory Fro announced today he will shave his head, in support of kids with cancer who lose their hair. By surpassing the campaign goal Fro also promised there will be a fro next year.

Thank you for your support. And if you haven't made a donation, there is still plenty of time. St Baldricks is a big organization and does not close their books March 17.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

(CLEVELAND) The campaign to save Fro remains $240 short of its $3000 campaign goal. By not reaching the magic number, the Fro will not comeback next year.

The Friends of Fro committee is working furiously to promote the headshaving, asking for only $10 donations. Fro's mother has reissued her video, "Mom says Get a Haircut."

Mom says "Get a Haircut"

Pulling out all the stops, the appeal has reached China. Follow the link to YouTube China. Last year's headshaving, CHINESE | Mow that fro. The friends insist the fro must return .


Wednesday, March 12, 2008


My fellow Americans. Let me be perfectly clear.
The FRO is in trouble.

YES! Many of my supporters have observed that the FRO has come up short. This year's fro is a calculated 1/3 less than last year's wild ambition--1/3 shorter, but make no mistake, I am sporting a fro.

YES! Many of my friends have observed that I set my goal at a $3,000--less than 1/2 of the amount last year.

OH NO! Did you know that I have FAILED to raise even 1/4 of last year’s funds! Only $1,750. If I fail to reach my modest $3,000 goal, the fro will have been voted out of office. Next year there will be NO FRO!

My email list of friends includes 250 names. I need one half of my friends to contribute $10 (one haircut). Ten dollars from half of you, and I will make my goal. And the FRO grows back.



· I am shaving my head to conquer kids' cancer.
· I am shaving my head in honor of Alex, a cancer survivor with downs syndrome.
· I am shaving my head to celebrate Michael's five years cancer free.
· I am shaving my head to show my support for the parents of ALL children with cancer.
· I am shaving my head to honor all the doctors, nurses, and careworkers who help the children everyday.


Hand me $10. I will need your mailing address too.

Write a $10 check to the St Baldricks Foundation. Give the check to me. If you can't print the attached form, I will fill one out for you.

A. J. Rocco's
816 Huron Road
Cleveland, OH 44115

I will arrive at 5:00, my headshaving will occur sometime after that. Stop by afterwork for a pint and celebrate! I'll be wearing white so you'll able to find me in the crowd.

Committee to Save the FRO.
Sharon Herene, Treasurer.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Let it Fro!

CLEVELAND - Big snow today. I could not pass up the opportunity for a few photos of SNOW and FRO.

Last year's headline, "Let it Fro, Let it Fro, Let it Fro!" comes to life.

Feb 2007
Check out all last year's magazine covers HERE

Here are photos from today's blizzard.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Blooper video added

Behind-the-Scenes of all the videos. Out takes too.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

In-FRO-mmercial | Get out the vote

I need your support.
In less than two weeks, I'm shaving my head for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Help Conquer Kid’s Cancer by making a donation.


Featuring co-workers, friends, and family.


You're Invited
A. J. Rocco's
816 Huron Road
Cleveland, OH 44115

Festivities begin at 4:00. I will register at 5:00, my headshaving will occur sometime after that. Stop by afterwork for a pint and celebrate! I'll be wearing white so you'll able to find me in the crowd.

Endorsed by

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Campaign Letter


Yes, I did say shave my head! I have registered to go under the clippers during a St. Baldrick's Foundation event to raise funds for childhood cancer research.
Since its inception in 2000, St. Baldrick’s has raised more than $34 million and grown into the world’s largest fundraising event for childhood cancer. Worldwide 160,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year and despite tremendous progress, cancer remains the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada.

St. Baldrick’s research grants help fill crucial funding gaps at medical institutions where children are treated for cancer, ensuring the finest care for every child. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has funded 13 research fellows, launching brilliant new careers in childhood cancer research. And grant funds have been distributed to over 230 institutions for laboratory research and to help make clinical trials available to more children than ever, giving those children treatment that offers the best chance for a cure.

While battling cancer, children lose not only their hair but years of their childhood, and sometimes their lives. In comparison to their struggle, shaving my head is a small sacrifice, and the money raised will make a difference for children with cancer now and in the future.
So, I am asking you to help me raise as much money as I can for the foundation--both to justify this crazy decision, and to fund as much research as possible! No amount is too big or too small--every gift will be appreciated. Please help me reach my goal of $3,000 by March 17th.

To donate online, visit, click on "Donate" and search for me by filling in my first and last name under "Find a Participant." Then click on my name or picture and complete the donation transaction. You can also donate over the phone by calling 888-899-BALD. I will also be collecting pledges.

I hope you will join me at A. J. Rocco's on St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) after 5:00 to watch or volunteer as I help Shave the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!

Thomas Barnard

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