Students and faculty members of LSU Health Shreveport shaved their hair for a great cause Friday. The money raised helped the St Baldrick’s Foundation.
According to St Baldrick’s, one in 285 American children will have cancer before the age of twenty.
“I chose to shave my hair because we had a young girl in my family died three years ago from acute myeloid leukemia,” said Julie Tobin. The event shows cancer survivors how much others care.
“Since the kids don’t make the choice to go bald, it would give them comfort seeing someone like them,” said Tobin.
Louisiana Tech students Nathan McMillian and Josh Bass participated in the head shaving in honor of their friend.
“Samantha had her head shaved. I asked her, ‘Why did you shave your head?’ She told me she does this every year and how St Baldrick’s raise money for childhood cancer,” said Josh Bass.
“I told Samantha I would do it with her next year when it came up again,” said Nathan McMillian.
In the United States, more children are lost to cancer than any other disease.
“It is a hard fight but it is one we can win,” said Bass.