It’s easier to take a leap of faith with a friend by your side.
How about almost 500 friends? That’s how many individuals took part in the 2016 Brave the Shave campaign, the region’s largest fundraiser on a mission to help kids live healthy lives. By shaving their heads or cutting hair, participants and donors raised more than $363,000 in 2016. Watch the video.
Since 2008, more than 2,000 volunteers have raised over $2.2 million through Brave the Shave.
There are many memorable images from the year’s Brave the Shave events: the bright smile of a 9-year-old girl who posed for pictures with friends and family after donating her hair and shaving bald; the streaks of green clothing zipping across a gymnasium for the Get Your Green On! Zumbathon; and the joyful tears of two women who triumphantly held hands as locks of their hair fell to the floor during the Guns n’ Hoses event.
There are perhaps too many beautiful moments to mention. Each one mirrors the incredible kindness communities showed toward Brave the Shave honorees and their families in 2016.
Find more information about the 2016 Brave the Shave campaign at bravetheshave.coop.