Hundreds shave heads at St. Baldrick’s in Roseville to raise money for childhood cancer
More than 300 people shaved their heads at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s annual head-shaving fundraiser for childhood cancer research at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville on Saturday. The Roseville-based Keaton Raphael Memorial hosted the local event.
“Since we’ve been hosting these events in our community for the past 10 years, we’ve raised $3.2 million for childhood cancer research,” said Keaton Raphael Memorial CEO Robyn Raphael. “We recognize that Keaton Raphael focuses on helping families, but St. Baldrick’s helps us with our long-term goal of achieving a cure for our kids.”
Supercuts stylist Ashley Allison donated her skills to the event.
“It’s amazing that we can cut hair and raise money and do something that helps children with cancer,” Allison said. “What more is there? It’s awesome.”
Heather Bradley, of Carmichael, shaved her head in honor of her 8-year-old nephew Kieran, who has neuroblastoma.
“He’s had it since he was 3, and if we can all just come together and find a cure, or find a treatment that is less painful for these children, that would make my bald head worth it,” Bradley said.
~ Anne Stokes, Roseville Press Tribune