Moms Shave Their Heads for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and, for the second year in a row, 46 moms will bring attention to the cause by shaving their heads. “46 Mommas,” a group of mothers who have all been personally affected by childhood cancer, will lose their locks on September 21 in Washington, D.C. The number 46 is significant because every weekday an average of 46 families are told that their child has cancer.
The moms are partnering with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise funds — a long-term goal of raising one million dollars — for childhood cancer research. They hope the second annual “Shave for the Brave” event will raise awareness, increase funds, and inspire others to help find a cure.