Brave the Shave heads to Minot


You’ll need a buzzer, maybe some scissors and a whole lot of courage.

“I got about 8 to 10 inches in here, if you can see,” said participant Lauren Anderson-Driskill.

It’s not the sunny weather that’s prompted these men and women to ditch their long locks of hair.

“My husbands nephew was diagnosed with cancer just two months ago and he isn’t doing very well so I figured this would be kind of a family boost to help them out,” said Anderson-Driskill.

“I just can’t even imagine how tough it is for families that face that,” said participant Sandy Olesem.

The Brave the Shave event is an annual benefit that’s hosted all across the state.
The funds help out local families whose kids are battling cancer.

“This year we’ve shaved over 300 hundred heads and we’ve raised over 3 million dollars to date out of this cause, just to North Dakota,” said Brave the Shave family representative Tanner Ohlsen.

Money collected also helps with cancer research. 

“I think it’s important to have camaraderie you know just to, hey you’re not alone in this it’s okay — it’ll grow back”. 

and of course there’s other benefits.

“Save on shampoo that’s for sure,” said Anderson-Driskill. 

A good cause that brings friends, family and community members together. 

“I don’t know how our family could have got through what we got through without having community support, people like yourselves and this event,” said Ohlsen.

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