Head shaving event supports children battling cancer
The cancer treatment chemotherapy causes most patients to lose their hair. It can leave many people, especially children, feeling embarrassed and isolated.
Every year, St. Baldrick’s Day events are held across the country to help young cancer patients know that they are not alone.
In Lancaster on Saturday, the 7th annual head shaving event was held to raise money to help fight pediatric cancer. More than 200 local volunteers got their hair buzzed at Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub.
Event organizer Billy Nonnemacher says last year’s event at the pub raised more than $100,000, making it the largest in Pennsylvania.
Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127-million to support childhood cancer research grants.