By: Hira T. Khan | Keeper of the Blog | Thaakat Foundation
Taking his cue from St. Baldrick’s Foundation, our Director of Community Development shaved his head on Friday to raise money for our school in Kachra Kundi and #lethedreambe’. In the crazy-short time span of ten days, Omar Salim raised about $1200! What a guy!
To raise awareness for the fundraiser, Omar and other members of Thaakat took up Facebook and Twitter by storm. On Twitter, they were able to catch the attention of several Chicago Bears players, the BBC Asian Network, Ali Zafar, Raghav, and many others who all took a moment to tweet about Omar’s balding campaign. Thank you everyone for your support!
After the event, Omar shared a few words of wisdom on Facebook: “Don’t let anyone ever tell you your idea won’t work! Believe in yourself and the rest works out on its own.”
Omar, congratulations on a job well done!
Also, congratulations on having such a nicely-shaped head! Not everyone is so blessed. I’m afraid if I ever undertook a fundraising campaign to go bald, people would be too horrified by my lumpy, alien-shaped head to donate at all.