St. Baldrick's day volunteers go bald for cancer research
Sioux City, IA (SIOUXLAND NEWS) —
Happy St. Baldrick's day was what many people down at Leed's Barbershop here in Sioux City were saying today.
The barbershop hosted their annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser with volunteers going bald for children's cancer research.
For nearly a decade the people of Leed's Barbershop in Sioux City have been doing an anuual St. Baldrick's head shaving event.
People of all ages gather at the shop to shave their head for a meaningful cause.
The goal, to raise money and awareness for children's cancer research.
More than 30 volunteers showed up to the event but one volunteer had a very special reason for helping out.
"I have a cousin, she's seven years old and when she was an infant, she was diagnosed, she had a cancerous tumor on her brain. She obviously had to go through several surgeries and recoveries and things like that so I did it in her honor," said volunteer Tyler Davidson.
The hair will then be donated to the Pantene Charity. That hair will then go to a little girl who may need a wig someday.
Duwyane Harvey, the barber, doing the majority of the shaving says he's honored to be involved in something that will help children.
"They got a tough time, their whole life is ahead of them. So to find a cure, to help them out, so they have a fulfilled life," said Harvey.
Les Wilt, the event coordinator says over the years the event has turned to a competition among friends who can raise the most money.
So when I asked if volunteer Tyler Davidson, there was no question about it.
"As long as there doing it, I'm going to keep coming back. I doubled what I raised last year and next year I'm probably going to try and double that again," said Davidson.