Team Breaking Bald shaves heads for cancer
A group of nurses and doctors is fighting childhood cancer for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and they just may have the best team name, well, ever!
Earlier this month, the 24 members of Team Breaking Bald all shaved their heads to raise money for continuing research of childhood cancer, according to KTVB.com. The group is made up of pediatric nurses and doctors from St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center.
“I just feel so happy and one of my patients shaved me,” said team member Kristin Dewey. “It means the world to me that she was able to be here and to have shaved me this morning.”
St. Baldrick’s Foundation raised nearly $130 million in grant money from 2005 to 2013. Head-shaving events are held around the country by many different groups, all to raise more money for childhood cancer research. In 2013, 1,381 head-shaving events were held, and there have already been more than 1,100 events so far this year.
Have you ever shaved your head to raise money for cancer research, or in support of a friend or family member with cancer? Would you?