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Johan Bové

Why I am shaving my head bald on September 26th 2020

I am supporting the fight against childhood cancer!

2 min read

Me before the shave

Childhood cancer strikes more than children alone, it attacks whole families at once. The foundation that helps fight childhood cancer and the families affected needs our help and support.

As Childhood Cancer Advocates, we are united in our desire of health for all children with cancer, but they cannot fight it on their own. We are inspired by our heroes and want to end childhood cancer, because their fight is our fight.

I am part of the St. Baldrick's "Conquer Childhood Cancers" organization because I want to support the critical research they advance all over the World. When you send support to St.Baldrick's, you help more than 377 institutions that treat children in 30 countries.

Seeing a child fight cancer changes you forever. We are endlessly inspired by the strength, resilience and joy these heroes demonstrate. But no child should have to fight it or surrender their lives to it.

I am shaving my head to raise money for childhood research and I am not doing it alone. I am one of 25 participants in an event organised by Jeff, the father of Jacob and Sandra, great-aunt to Mighty Max.

Our team is a diverse group of kids, teenagers, parents, colleagues, family and friends.

We all are having our heads shaved to raise money and awareness for the good cause that is the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

On September, 26th, you will be able to follow live online how we all are getting our heads shaved. During the event there will be families sharing their stories with us.

We want to raise $50.000 this year. Help me to reach this goal.

Visit this URL to learn more: https://bald.johanbove.info

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Childhood Cancer Advocate's Virtual Event

I'm shaving my head with St. Baldrick's to raise money and help conquer kids' cancers! Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and 1 in 5 of those in the U.S. will not survive. I refuse to accept this reality, so I’ve decided to fundraise for lifesaving research to find cures and better treatments for kids. Now I need your support! Your donation can fund research to help kids survive and thrive. Join me today and let’s #DFYchildhoodCancers together.

Location: https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/1073209/2020

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Time Zone: Europe/Berlin (GMT +02:00)

Childhood Cancer Advocate's Virtual Event

About a year ago, a handful of colleagues got together. At first glance, it wouldn't appear that we had much in common. We were all different ages, came from different backgrounds, held different jobs. But we had one thing in common: the desire to save a child from cancer. 
 
Our team reflects the impact that cancer can have on anyone. One member's son just successfully completed 3.5 years of chemotherapy. Another member's nephew tragically lost his battle with cancer. And another member beat cancer herself. 
 
As Childhood Cancer Advocates, we are united in our desire of health for all children with cancer, but they cannot fight it on their own. We are inspired by our heroes and want to end childhood cancer, because their fight is our fight. 
 
We are part of the St. Baldrick's organization because we want to support the critical research they advance all over the world. When you give to St. Baldrick's, you support more than 377 institutions that treat children in 30 countries. 
 
Seeing a child fight cancer changes you forever. That's been the case for us. We are endlessly inspired by the strength, resilience and joy of our heroes. But no child should have to fight it or lose their lives to it. 
 
This is our opportunity as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors and colleagues, to give these kids something many of them don't have...the chance to grow up.

Johan Bové

DWeb Meetup: July—2020 Community Views Around the Globe

In global communities w/out internet, how do you educate students, share good health information and protect yourself during COVID?

Location: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dweb-meetup-july2020-community-views-around-the-globe-tickets-114369343786

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Time Zone: UTC

One year after DWeb Camp 2019, our world is in flux. We’ve never needed community and connection more.

Join us for the July DWeb Meetup: 2020 Community Views Around the Globe

On Gather.town, we invite you to join stretching on the beach at 9:15 AM Pacific.

Custom Camps will lead us in ice breaking games at 9:30-9:50 AM PT.

And we’ll hear from some of our 2019 Global Fellows, sharing their on-the-ground experiences from India, Brazil, and South Africa.

In communities that are largely offline, how do you educate your students, share good health information and protect yourself during COVID? What technologies and community practices are emerging to fill these needs?

DWeb Community: This is a chance to listen. To learn from those on-the-ground building community networks and offline solutions. For developers: a rare look into the tech needs of large swaths of the globe and some of the homegrown solutions that are emerging amidst the crisis.

Plus, John Conor Ryan and Mai Sutton will unveil the first set of DWeb Principles for your input and feedback.

Johan Bové

Giving light, giving life: sun-powered healthcare part 1 - Little Sun

"Every individual, no matter who they are or where they live has a right to safe, effective, affordable health care."

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Can wearing masks stop the spread of viruses? - BBC News

The NHS says the best way to avoid catching viruses such as flu is to:
* regularly wash your hands with warm water and soap
* avoid touching your eyes and nose wherever possible
* maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle

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It's Easter today! We got some chocolate from my mom. I managed to stay away from eating chocolate for most of "lent". Not out of religious reasons, but mostly to limit my daily sugar intake. It actually helped to lose some fat.