About

Raise money and awareness for The Oldham Project's Kid Program

The Jacquelyn Barham Challenge is named after Todd "TJ" Duckett's mother, who sought chemotherapy treatments privately, without tell her sons for almost six years. She taught school and raised the last of her three boys, TJ, while undergoing treatment. Jackie Barham passed in 2000, but it is her strength that has inspired this challenge to raise money for The Oldham Project.

Students in area high schools are being challenged to raise money by pledging to cut their hair or shaving their facial hair. Students, faculty, administrators, and community members have all pledged to cut their hair.

The Oldham Project is a 501c3 non-profit, dedicated to providing free portraits to those suffering from life threatening and terminal illnesses.
Our children’s program offers children undergoing treatment for cancer, the opportunity for an individualized photo shoot as an escape from treatment, needles and cancer. These children are facing extreme odds and we want to not only document their life for generations to come, but
provide that ‘escape’ into fantasy, through portraits.

Oldham has recently received national exposure from CNN.com and ABC News from New York City and continuing to grow and expand our programming, serving most of the mid-Michigan area.