Superheroes unite for childhood cancer research

Wham! Bam! Pow!

Not all superheroes wear capes. In fact, some are so cleverly disguised there’s only one way to uncover their life-saving powers. They unexpectedly go bald or suddenly appear with short hair. Spotting these heroes is slightly easier knowing their disguises are lifted only once a year – usually in March, but sometimes in April.

Their mission: To help find a way to end childhood cancers.

These superheroes are participants in the annual Brave the Shave – St. Baldrick’s events. In 2013, 10 events were held across eight states. In the May-June issue of Basin Today, we featured a few of the more than 400 volunteers who sacrificed their locks during this year’s events.

A few of the 2013 Brave the Shave superheroes are (from left) Sanford Health Drs. Kumar and Ocejo; Tiffany Hardy; Chad Nicklos; Kurt Weinberg, Austin Henschel, Ryan Johnson and Jayden Scott.

A few of the 2013 Brave the Shave superheroes are (from left) Sanford Health Drs. Kumar and Ocejo; Tiffany Hardy; Chad Nicklos; Kurt Weinberg, Austin Henschel, Ryan Johnson and Jayden Scott.

Within the story the white-coat protectors were unmasked at the Sanford Health event on March 8; forces collided once again to help those in need in the community at the Gun ‘n Hoses event on March 12 at the Blarney Stone in Bismarck; and young heroes showed that though they may be smaller than your average superhero the goodness in their hearts is larger than life at the Missouri Valley YMCA event on March 15.

Read the full story in the May-June 2013 issue of Basin Today magazine: Superheroes unite for childhood cancer research.

Check out Basin Electric to find full coverage of the events, plus videos and more.

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