Dozens shave their heads in Springfield in support of childhood cancer research

Hampden County

Dozens of people shaved their heads in Springfield Saturday in support of childhood cancer research.

The “Be Brave & Shave” head-shaving event was held at MGM Springfield’s historic armory Saturday afternoon. The salon at MGM Springfield partnered with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for the fundraiser event.

Since 2000, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has granted more than $253 million for the development of childhood cancer treatments. Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield is a recipient of those grants. 

One Conway woman who lost her 9-year-old son to cancer told 22News, “Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of kids and for that reason it’s a huge health concern for our youth. More awareness locally is important and more funds.”

And there was a special guest at the head-shaving event Pat the Patriot stopped by to show his support.

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