It’s time for Splunkers to Brave the Shave

By Eric Scher



We all have a story.  It is personal and it should be. In my case, I have lost friends, an uncle and most recently my mom to cancer. We need action and it starts with the kids. Every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. That is 175,000 kids a year!  Kids are precious and we need to treat them as such. That’s where St Baldrick’s comes in. St. Baldricks is the largest private fundraiser for children’s cancer and funding from St. Baldricks has led to breakthrough techniques and medicines. We are making a difference and need to keep pushing.

Everyone at Splunk is passionate about something outside of work, and this is my passion. Please join the fight… and have FUN doing it. Shave your head, volunteer and donate!!Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 3.43.50 PM

The ask: The Silicon Valley Brave the Shave event is looking for volunteers.  Come help, donate, or even shave your head..  It is my 7th year in helping out this event and we have raised over $1M…and have saved lives  doing it.  Join the Splunk Bald Team!!!!  Check out my page here for more information.

What: St Baldrick’s head shaving event to raise money towards curing children’s cancer.  St Baldrick’s Brave the Shave event is on March 24th at SAP’s campus in Palo Alto.  The event starts at 4:00.

Where: SAP Campus in Palo Alto.  More details at stbaldricks.org.  There will be food, beer, wine, doctors from local hospitals and kids.  Bring the family.

Why: Because every THREE minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer and St. Baldricks is the largest private fundraiser for children’s cancer. Hospitals like Lucille Packard Children’s hospital and UCSF are saving children’s lives today with disruptive medicines, technologies and procedures that St Baldricks helps fund. Still wondering what St. Baldricks is all about? Take a look!

Who: The Silicon Valley is all in.  Splunk, Cisco, VMware, SAP, NetApp, Pure and many Splunk partners and customers will be represented in the barber chair.



Still have questions or looking for more information on how you can get involved? Email me at escher@splunk.com.



Eric Scher is a Partner Sales Director for the Western US and Canada, and a proud Knight of the Bald Table.



Corey Marshall
Posted by Corey Marshall

Corey Marshall is the director of Splunk4Good, the corporate social impact program for Splunk, where he leads the company’s efforts in employee service and engagement, community giving and social impact initiatives. Splunk4Good partners with organizations at the local, state and federal levels to leverage data in support of initiatives such as disaster response and open government, including the recently announced $100 million Splunk Pledge to support nonprofits, research and education. Corey has spent more than 15 years advising governments on open data, public-private partnerships, data-driven decision making and improving transparency and accountability, including roles with the City and County of San Francisco, Accenture and the office of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. He has served on public and nonprofit boards, provides pro bono consulting to nonprofits, and currently focuses his volunteer time on sustainability and leveraging data and technology for social good.

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