Brave the Shave is fighting childhood cancer with annual fundraiser

Cancer sucks, as an adult and especially as an innocent child.

“Cancer needs to be stopped because it is bad really really bad,” said Michael Townsend, North Dakota resident.

Which is why people are doing something about it. People from across the state are raising awareness to fight childhood cancer.

“I did have a cousin when I was younger that did pass away from cancer and it’s actually the first funeral I remember attending because I was very young. I was like this little girl is the same size as me and it always sucked in my head,” said Cheryl Sick, North Dakota resident. 

 These kids can’t do it alone and because they have fought, many people dedicate their time to join the cause.

“It’s bad enough with adults, kids don’t need it. I mean they haven’t had a chance at life yet,” said Rose Heath, North Dakota resident.

Brave the Shave is the region’s largest fundraiser on a mission to fight childhood cancer through family support and research. People have a choice to donate money, volunteer or shave their heads to be a hero for cancer survivors. 

“There really is no sacrifice too small or too large when it comes to helping to support families like this. Seeing the honorees on stage and seeing the kids who have battled cancer and won,” said  Ryan Townsend, North Dakota resident.

Over 350 people shaved their heads and roughly 800 people attended the event.

“For Alisa that has cancer and the other kids. She was our babysitter,” said Kevin Variano, North Dakota resident.

The money goes to the Brave the Shave Family Fund and the Andrew McDonough Be Positive (B+) Foundation.

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