Is 2017 your year to go bald?

bts-gif-for-social-mediaChristmas may be over. But, starting today, there is a gift you can give that will be appreciated more than you can imagine and will keep on giving to the people who need it most – all year long … and then some.

Brave the Shave  (#bravetheshave) is back for its 10th annual event, and the gift of your hair or a monetary donation means support and help in finding a cure to the kids in our community fighting cancer. It means hope. These fun head-shaving events held across the region show these brave kids they are not alone, and we are here to help them fight, and beat, a cancer diagnosis.

The funds from this year’s campaign will support the Brave the Shave Family Fund and the Andrew McDonough Be Positive (B+) Foundation.

The family fund was started last year to support more than 60 families in the region faced with this challenging diagnosis by helping provide for needs such as air filters for their homes, gas cards to get to appointments hundreds of miles away, relief from the ever-growing mountain of bills and many other unexpected expenses. The B+ Foundation helps provide world-class, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research to help find a cure for these cancers.

This year, Taner Ohlsen, Brave the Shave Family Fund representative and dad of 8-year-old honoree, Dash, kicks off this year’s campaign. Watch the kickoff video, then visit to sign up, create a team, volunteer or donate.

Let’s get the word out about Brave the Shave 2017!

  • The info sheet tells all about the Brave the Shave campaign.
  • The infographic shows the impact of childhood cancer. It also shows how Brave the Shave’s efforts are making a difference in the fight.

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