March 21, 2017
OHC Systems Engineer Dan Davies knows numbers. As a data analyst, he looks at trends all day. When recently asked by his wife, Amber, to become involved in fundraising for pediatric cancer, he quickly realized this challenge would be no different and perhaps more fun.
Amber belongs to a local Facebook group that decided to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s, a national volunteer–powered charity committed to funding promising clinical research to find cures for childhood cancers. When asked the reason, Dan responded, “I was humbled by the compassion and selflessness of my wife and her desire to make a difference.”
Two weeks ago, local teams joined at The Pub in Hyde Park where barbers were ready to shave heads in solidarity for the cause and a trademark to St. Baldrick’s fundraising campaign. The event raised $17,000 for pediatric cancer research and Dan’s team won first place. “Many donations came from my family co-workers at OHC. I’m very lucky to work for an organization with such dedicated and caring people,” notes Davies.
As for his 4 young children, ages 9 months to 9 years old, well “the kids were excited and wanted to touch our heads as soon as our hair was gone.”