Brave the Shave: Folks Go Bald to Raise Money for Cancer Research

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DALLAS, TX -- Here’s a question for you: how far are you willing to go to support a cause?

Well, some folks are willing to ‘brave the shave’ all in name of research. We’re not just talking any research, folks – it’s for childhood cancer research; this is St. Baldrick’s Day.

On this day, what’s lost on top, is gained in the bank. Yeah, going bald means big bucks for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

"It’s just astonishing how generous people can be,” Liam Buckley said. 16-year-old Liam is a cancer survivor. He battled a brain tumor when he was just 11-years-old.

"We had to go through four rounds of chemo and multiple rounds of radiation.” Liam’s close shave raised $510 for the foundation.

"I really like the way it felt to have my hair shaved down. I figured why not do it for charity.”

"I am inspired by him," Liam's mother, Beth Buckley said. "He came through this as a trouper. We’re very fortunate, not every family is as fortunate as we are. As we’ve gone through the past four years, we’ve tried to give back in any way we can. I love that he takes ownership in that and gets out there and does it.”

Children's Health pediatric oncology nurse, Lindsay Buddin, didn’t shy away from her shave.

"These kids and their fight with cancer is so very near and dear to my heart. I figured I would take a stand and raise money to help raise research funds for these kiddos and while I’m doing it, shave my head and show my support for the battle they’re going through.”

"Everyone asks am I going to wear a wig, but no, I’m just going to rock it loud and proud and let the kids know I’m there for them and I’m fighting the fight with them,” Buddin explained.

Way to show your support; here’s hoping money raised today can shave off future cancer cases.

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