Rampart High School

Courtney Thompson

Bald 4 Bucks 2019

Dec 28, 2018

I have personally been impacted by Bald 4 Bucks since 2015. My brother, an elementary schooler at the time, shaved his head in 2015 and 2016 for Bald 4 Bucks. Seeing my young brother have the courage to do something selfless in support of people battling cancer inspired me so much... I will always be very proud of him for this. When I got into high school, Bald 4 Bucks became a bigger part of my life. In 2017, I cut my hair over 11 inches at Bald 4 Bucks. In 2018, I had the chance to design the Bald 4 Bucks t-shirt. This upcoming year in 2019, I will be SHAVING MY HEAD!! That's right, hair: completely gone!!

This year, I have a goal of raising $2,000 for Bald 4 Bucks. This is a big number, and I cannot reach it on my own! If you would like to support me in shaving my head, please donate to Bald 4 Bucks or share my link! Donating is as simple as a click of a button and is available on my page! Every penny helps. Thank you so much.

 

What is Bald 4 Bucks?

Dec 28, 2018

Hello! My name is Courtney Thompson, and I am a junior at Rampart High School. Every year, my school raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at our biggest fundraiser of the year, Bald 4 Bucks. Bald 4 Bucks is an assembly where students, faculty, and community members raise money and shave their heads or cut their hair to support those battling cancer. It all began in 2008, when a teacher at Rampart was diagnosed with cancer. The Rampart community came together and held the first ever Bald 4 Bucks to provide funds for the teacher and her family to go on a special trip to Disney. Since then, Bald 4 Bucks has grown exponentially. Over the past 10 years, Rampart has raised over $350,000 for LLS, enough to fully fund 14 research grants. Last year alone, there were 425 participants, and we were able to reach our goal of $100,000. We have been ranked first in the nation for two years in a row for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Student Series program and even beat a NATIONAL RECORD. This year's Bald 4 Bucks assembly will be held on March 1, 2019. Our goal is to raise $100,000.

 

My Fundraising Page

Dec 19, 2018

Welcome To My Online Fundraising Page!

Heroes like Kennedy never fight cancer alone. Help me join Kennedy's Hero Squad by donating to my Pennies for Patients campaign. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and are used for critical blood cancer research and advocacy.

Because of donors like YOU, there are more children and adults surviving every day. 

There is still more work to be done! More than one-third of blood cancer patients still do not survive 5 years after their diagnosis.

Please help me reach my goal! When I raise money, I can earn Special Edition Hero Squad gear. For example, if I raise $50 online, I will earn a Hero Squad Tee and become a member of Kennedy's Squad. Please share my link with your friends and family who might also like to donate! All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org.

 

 

19 Comments

  • Cathy Thompson

    In honor of my dear friend, Jacque, who once donated to this cause when Courtney’s younger brother shaved his head. She lost her battle days after Bald4Bucks 2015. So proud of you, Courtney, for your courage and eagerness to shave your head. Jacque didn’t choose to lose her hair, but you have chosen. She would be so proud of you as well.

  • Kristin Richard

    Way to go Courtney! Lauryn lost a classmate to cancer when she was in first grade. I know this is close to heart and we are happy to support you!

  • Trinity Griffin

    Wow, Courtney! Your willingness to love in such a bold way is inspiring. You’ve grown into such a beautiful young woman, inside and out. So proud of you. Will pray for your cause and goal! Love you girl! Trin

  • Annette Obert

    Good luck Courtney. You are a brave generous young lady. You mother has taught you well. My husband of 47years died from this type of disease. I hope a cure can be found.

  • Sandra Kleefisch

    Proud of you Courtney

  • Angie Peters

    Courtney, You sound like an amazing young woman! Your courage to shave your hair, is pure selflessness. I hope you know how much you’re inspiring others, you definitely inspired me. Stay amazing, Angie Peters 😊

  • Becky Kuchta Challoner

    Good luck reaching your goal! With bravery and kindness like yours, you will move mountains!

  • Trudy Dawson

    In memory of my nephew, Adam Martin, who died after a 4 year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

  • Preston and Sandie Shepherd

    Very proud of you Courtney! What a great cause and we are happy to be behind you!

  • Zebrowski Family

    Awesome way to stand for something and show your support.

  • Anonymous

    Proud of you Courtney. We know you’re truly making a difference.

  • Deb de Flores

    Bald is beautiful! I wish we didn’t need this event and there was already a cure, but so many treatments have been found thanks to fundraising efforts. And we have several survivors in the family! I’m proud of you. Go Courtney!!!

  • Ashley Thompson

    Courtney, this is such an amazing thing you are doing! So proud of you! Love you!

  • Teresa Sawyer

    Difficult and rewarding thing to do for a great cause. Thanks Courtney Thompson!

  • Andrea Herschberger

    In honor of my favorite lymphoma survivor, my son, Caleb! Thank you for your heart, Courtney! This is really special!!

  • Anonymous

    Good luck reaching your goal(s)

  • Donna Smith

    For our wonderful granddaughter, Courtney Thompson. So proud of you! Love, Grandpa & Grandma

  • Bill Vogeney

    Glad to help!

  • Tafolla&Rikli Family Dentistry

    Proud of you Courtney!!

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