Funny story: So, I’m shooting late one night (my usual, about 1 AM) in downtown Redwood City in front of the fountains at the old courthouse square and a car pulls up next to me and rolls down the window. Driveby?! Hardly… Nadine introduced herself and told me that she was organizing a fundraising event for children’s cancer research. She stopped to ask me if I would be willing to donate my time to be a photographer for her event.
HA! Maybe you had to be there….
St. Baldrick’s is a charity event where people shave their heads to show their solidarity with children that have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. An invitation was extended to all of the members of the Redwood City Council and councilman Ian Bain stepped up to the plate helping to attract some media attention from a local newspaper. You can find out more about St Baldrick’s by checking out their website.
I had a great time shooting this event that took place outside the old Redwood City courthouse at The Daily Boost. The weather was decent (but not great), there were lots of activities, I got a free haircut and I had a great time hanging out with all of the other volunteers and participants. There was an excitement in the air as kids got their faces painted, listened to story time with the princess, got their heads shaved or just danced on the courthouse steps as the DJ cranked some tunes.