People in Murfreesboro shave their heads to help fight childhood cancer

People in Murfreesboro went bald Friday to fight childhood cancer.

There were two events that took place for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is a volunteer-powered charity that funds childhood cancer research grants.

The first one was called Bald in The Boro. It was held at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles Entertainment Depot on Butler Drive.

Wendy Shipley-McGill told News 2 she went in honor of her friend’s son who was diagnosed with cancer and other loved ones who battled the disease.

“I’m also doing it in memory of a friend that I lost. She had cancer and beautiful hair down to her waist, and she was afraid of going bald but I said don’t worry. If you go bald then I will go with you, but we lost her before it got to that.”

A second event called Brave the Shave also happened Friday.

Students, teachers, parents, and even young children gathered at Riverdale High School to cut off their hair.

The entire student body attended the event and many gave donations. This year, Riverdale exceeded its fundraising goal, raising nearly $30,000.

For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, click here.

Courtesy of WKRN News 2

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