Capella Healthcare’s Corporate Office Staff Pledges $25,000 Through United Way Campaign

COO Keeps Promise to Shave Head

Capella Healthcare’s Chief Operating Officer Mike Wiechart puts his money where his mouth is… or at least where his hair was!

In kicking off Capella’s corporate office United Way campaign in November, Wiechart promised to have his head shaved if the 60+ employees raised over $10K.  He had to pay up on Friday, December 9, when the staff celebrated success.

In a surprising twist, several employees chipped in additional dollars last week to have the privilege of taking just one swipe of Wiechart’s hair with scissors, with the highest additional contributor or “bidder” earning the honors of doing the actual head shaving.  In all, the staff of 65 raised $25,000.

Wiechart thanked his colleagues for an “amazing inaugural campaign,” reminding them that their generosity will “help strengthen and uplift those in our communities who need a helping hand. Meals to school children who would otherwise go without, visits to the lonely elderly, and emotional and physical healing to those victimized by sexual assault are just a few examples of what will be made possible by your incredible generosity.”

His final parting words (for his hair):  “I regret that I have only one head of hair to give.”