Ali’s friend, Farrah Heitkamp, will be at the North Dakota St. Baldrick’s event March 16, presenting a check from the funds raised by the preschoolers. Ali’s family will also be there. Her dad, Rich Borgen, will have his head shaved!
Some of the children took smiley magnets on family trips or sent them to relatives in Florida and other distant places. One young entrepreneur insisted he sold one to a horse.
“They walk around and tell me they’re fighting cancer,” Poehls said. “They’re pretty proud of themselves. Some know what it is and some don’t. You have to be a little careful, talking about serious illness with such young children.
“They had to practice their little selling speech: ‘It costs $5 or whatever you want to give me. If you have just a dollar, I’ll take a dollar. If you have $1 million, I’ll take $1 million.’ ”
They didn’t get any million-dollar offers. But most people gave well more than a dollar. Read more…