Raising money for Cancer research..
One Headstand at a Time!
The Headstand Project was launched in 2010 as a means to raise Cancer awareness and funds for continued research via generous, subscriber's donations, directly to The American Cancer Society. Thousands of dollars have been raised thus far.
Through a series of random, non sensical, bizarre headstand photographs, throughout the country, my hope was to provide daily, light hearted, visual entertainment for interested subscribers. It began as a project to honor my Mom, Lucy who courageously fought the disease. It honors all of the brave people that continue to battle the disease. Most recently, the rebirth of the project is in honor of my brave daughter Heather, who inspires us daily with her courage and determination throughout her journey and fight. Please revisit the site as there are hundreds of postings as well as links to the three music videos that were created as a part of the project. Every little bit helps, so please make a small donation if you or someone you know has had a brush with Cancer. There is a direct link to the American Cancer Society on the right hand side of the page. Thank you for your support,
Headstand #2 October 17, 2009 The Waffle House after eating an order of hash browns, scattered, covered, smothered, chunked, diced and topped. Athens, GA.
Headstand #3 October 18, 2009
Impaled by a tree trunk.
This one was kind of uncomfortable. Birmingham, AL.
Headstand #4 October 19, 2009 Ship it!
(Poker players will get this)
The Headstand Project
So here is the plan... I'm going to put this 40 year old gymnastics habit to good use. Each and every day, for the next year (365 days) I will be posting and chronicling a daily headstand pic, taken in obscure locations and atop random objects to include rooftops, monuments, automobiles, poker tables, landmarks, major intersections and pub stools (one of my all time favorites).
This project will culminate with a self created music video that will be posted on Youtube, entitled "The Headstand Project" This project is designed to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Each of us has been or will be affected in some way by this terrible disease. Any contributions that I can generate will aide in taking a small step in the right direction towards fighting this disease. Every penny will be greatly appreciated. Together, we can make a difference, one headstand at a time.
My hope is that my viewers will enjoy the daily headstand picture postings, make a small donation to the charity along the way and tell others about the project by sharing the blog link with as many people as possible. A simple broadcast email to your address book contacts or Facebook friends will get the ball rolling and together, we can all do something to help others.
Your thoughts, request and ideas for locations are highly encouraged. I like a bit of danger so the more challenging the better. Keep in mind that I am approaching the ripe old age of 54 and no guy or girl with any sense should be doing these kinds of stunts but every attempt will be made to accommodate your requests.
Advertisers are encouraged to purchase space on my site. We are expecting a large volume of traffic throughout the next year, ensuring high visibility and great return on your advertising dollars. This should be a lot of fun and I look forward to the next year. 100% of all revenue and advertising fees will go directly to the American Cancer Society.
Donations can be made using one of two methods:
Checks can be made out to the American Cancer Society. Annotate The Headstand Project on the check and mail to:
The American Cancer Society
Attn: Barbara Bates
1100 Ireland Way
Birmingham, AL 35205
Credit Card Donations can be made by calling 205-930-8879
Please reference "The Headstand Project" name when you call.
I thank you in advance for your support. It's time to have some fun and make something
Check back daily for new postings and let the project and the craziness begin!