More than 40 volunteers went bald recently in Austin at Dell Children’s Medical Center, part of Ascension Texas.
They had their heads shaved to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick’s Foundation holds a head-shaving event each year to support lifesaving childhood cancer research.
“Adult cancer is very different from childhood cancer. It requires its own treatment; therefore, it needs its own research,” Phil Neff, medical director of children’s blood and cancer center at Dell Children’s Medical Center, told KTBC-TV. Dell Children’s said one in five children diagnosed with cancer in the United States will not survive. Those who do survive usually suffer long-term effects from treatment too harsh for their growing bodies.
This year’s event raised more than $64,000.
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