UPDATE (Friday, June 4 at 3 p.m.)
Well friends, today was a huge day. Over two weeks, I've watched in awe as friends, family and mostly complete strangers have stepped up to support the WeLoveCHEO fundraiser. Today, our total nearly doubled thanks to a donation so generous I'm still trying to find the right words.
Thank you, Brian Alkerton, for your support, being friend's with Stuntman Stu and for donating a whopping $100,000 to the cause. As of now, we sit at nearly $218,000 for youth mental health services at CHEO.
Once again, I need to figure out a better word than "thanks", but I don't think I've ever mean that more sincerely.
P.S. Now that's were over $200K, a bunch of fun things are happening, including Katherine Dines shaving her head today. Also, prizes. Check out my Twitter feed @chrishofley and below for details on the prizes available and how to enter. Plus, make sure to tag #Simmer on Twitter with your donation for a chance to win a Saturday night at the Sens game with TSN 1200's Shawn Simpson.
Still to come: Many thanks to my OSEG family for this amazing prize pack...your choice of a REDBLACKS or 67's experience. This contest unlocks at $225,000 raised.
The below contest, courtesy of my friends at the Ottawa BlackJacks, is now unlocked:
UPDATE (Tuesday, June 1 at 11 p.m.)
The donations continue to come in and we're up over $110,000. Stay tuned through the the rest of the week...more participants...prizes...let's keep it rolling. Updated participant list coming Wednesday.
UPDATE (Saturday, May 29 at 4 p.m.)
On Friday, just a week into our little head shave fundraiser, we crossed the $100,000 mark in donations for youth mental health services at CHEO.
In a week.
What an incredible city and country we live in. Thank you so much. Now let's keep it rolling.
We're now sitting at just shy of $104,000. See below for the latest targets, including TSN 1200's Kenny Walls and The Athletic's Ian Mendes.
More to come Monday. Please keep sharing WeLoveCHEO.ca
Have a stellar weekend, everyone.
UPDATE (Wednesday), May 26 at 4 p.m.
Since yesterday morning, another $11,400+ in donations have flooded in bringing our current total to $61,480 for mental health services at CHEO. See below for the latest update to the participant list.
UPDATE (Tuesday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
We hit the $50K mark this morning. Thank you everyone, so much. See below for the updated list of participants.
Update (Monday, May 24 at 3 p.m.) - $37,586 raised for CHEO mental health services.
At the risk of sounding like a broken (and bald) record...thank you so much Ottawa (and everyone from out of town donating as well). I'll be on the 6 p.m. news with Matt Skube tonight just after 6 and on CTV Morning Live tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. We're keeping this thing rolling until Stuntman Stu has a new tattoo!
UPDATE (Sunday, May 23 @ 8 p.m.)
The momentum keeps increasing. We hit $30,000 today and as of right now we're sitting at $31,120 for youth mental health services at CHEO. How cool is that? See below of an updated roster at which of my awesome friends are doing what and when in support of this movement. Yeah, this is a movement now, folks.
UPDATE (Saturday, May 22 @ 10 p.m.)
This city is incredible. In less than two days, we have raised $15,000 (and counting) for mental health services at CHEO. Things have been moving quickly, but here's a quick update and an idea of what's to come. If you want to join in with a shave, dye joe or something else fun, DM me on Twitter @chrishofley or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson shaves his head at $1 Million
Stuntman Stu gets a tattoo of a pizza while eating a Hawaiian pizza at $100K
Matt Skube from CTV Ottawa shaves his beautiful head of hair at $75K
Stuntman Stu eats a pineapple pizza...and likes it, at $25K ✔️
Pepe Valencia shaves his magnificent beard at $15K ✔️
Ashley Hillyer and her five-year-old son shave heads at $10K ✔️
Jenny Ashton Tierney shaves head at $5K ✔️
KISS FM personality Ryan Lindsay shaves head at $4K ✔️
TSN 1200 personality Steve Lloyd shaves head at $3K ✔️
Ottawa Councillor Tim Tierney (Beacon Hill-Cyrville) shaves head at $2K ✔️
Chris Hofley shaves head at $1K ✔️
UPDATE: our total as of Saturday at 11 a.m. is $8,130!!!
We're shooting for $15K now with new head shave victims at various price levels. Already have a half-dozen people whose heads will be bald by next week.
All proceeds go to mental health services at CHEO.