I have some new and amazing teammates at Online@VCU. At some point, I’ll “announce” or “introduce” the team.  For now, all you need to know is that Dr. Lisa Phipps, aka Professor Figment, is part of our team. She joined the team in January from the faculty of the VCU School of Pharmacy.  Among other things, Lisa brings energy and enthusiasm to the team. Apparently, she brings more awesomeness than I knew.

Today, I received a text message from Professor Figment. In three parts, it said:

So, what had happened was…one of my students, who just went through thyroid cancer, is hosting a fundraiser where you sponsor someone and they get their head shaved. She’s having trouble gaining traction. So today some of the students started the “I will if Dr. Phipps will” or “I would pay money for Dr. Phipps to do it!” stuff, so I just started a page and told them that if I reach my goal, I will do it. So here is the link, in case you want to help my students get to see their professor get her head shaved. And feel free to spread the word to anyone and everyone. All donations are tax deductible.
http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/701307/2014

I tweeted it but I don’t have 10,000 followers. 😁

Oh and it’s for research in childhood cancer.

I’m the brother of a cancer survivor (in fact, my sister is now a high-ranking communications executive at the American Cancer Society). So, this hits home.

Please join me in raising money for childhood cancer research. Let’s get Professor Figment’s head shaved!

(Rock on, Dr. Phipps!)

#CancerSucks