“I Will Run With Purple Hair!”
“Will I run with purple hair?”
I asked five months ago.
Will there be enough who care
With the economy so slow?
For I pledged to run with purple hair
If I should meet my goal
While making people more aware
Of blood cancers and their toll.
So I set my goal for purple hair
At eight thousand and a half
I tried to write updates with flair
And to sometimes get a laugh.
Just three months in that purple hair
Began to look in doubt
Fundraising was a tough affair
Was my goal, perhaps, too stout?
But in my quest for purple hair
A surge came fast and strong
As six score gave what they could spare
And proved my doubts so wrong.
And so I’ll run with purple hair
On the twenty-sixth of June
Because so many choose to share,
Helping fund new cures soon.
So think of me, with purple hair
As I run across Seattle
For cancer patients in despair,
And for hope in their hard battle.