Attendees of St. Baldrick’s ‘Rock the Bald’ event donate/shave hair for a good cause

People ‘rocked the bald’ at Bayou View Park in Gulfport during the inaugural St. Baldrick’s event.

Attendees lined up Saturday to get their heads shaved for a good cause. ‘Rock the Bald’ raises money for childhood cancer research.

It hopes to find a chemo treatment that will kill cancer without harming a child and avoid long-term side effects.

Those who got a haircut honored those who have lost their lives from cancer by wearing their names around their neck.

Seventy-seven percent of all profits collected will go strictly to research to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to speed up the search for cures. Event Organizer Rebecca Morrow said, “When I was diagnosed, I went through two and a half years of chemo and radiation. I lost my hair twice while I was going through treatment and just being a teenaged girl. It was especially hard starting a new school. We had just moved to a new state because of my diagnosis. For people to be able to get rid of their hair when they don’t have to, it hits my heart hard.”

For more information on how you can help or donate to reach their goal, visit stbaldricks.org.

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