47 people shaved their heads at Candor Elementary School this Saturday to support individuals with cancer. Nearly 300 people attended the St. Baldrick’s charity event to raise a goal of $50,000 for cancer research.
St. Baldrick’s, a non for profit, encourages head-shaving for $50 to support those who have lost their hair from chemotherapy. Organizer Kelly Starkweather said it’s an important way to connect with children undergoing treatment.
“This means to stand in solidarity with children who have cancer. Children don’t choose to have cancer, children don’t choose to lose their hair. But we can choose to lose our hair, stand in solidarity with them and raise money to hopefully find a cure one day for childhood cancer.” - Kelly Starkweather, organizer
This is the eighth year Candor Elementary has hosted the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Guests enjoyed music, food, and face painting. Candor elementary students shaved their heads to support students battling cancer.
“The school will get on the announcements tomorrow morning and praise these kids that shaved their heads. It’s a big choice to be able to do this, so they’re really giving it from their heart.” - Kelly Starkweather, organizer