Moms Shave Their Heads for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

46 Mommas

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.

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  1. by Jeanine Geheringer

    On September 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    These are brave moms shaving their heads for a much needed cause – childhood cancer awareness. I’m the grandmother of a childhood cancer survivor who was diagnosed with a neuroblastomic tumor at 13 months. She is now 18 and is attending college for a degree in nursing. I will write about this post on my blog, to talk about cancer awareness.

  2. by Pam Levi

    On September 9, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you Jeanine, I needed to hear this. You don’t hear about the survivors enough. My 2 year old son is currently battling neuroblastoma. I am so happy to hear that your granddaughter is doing so well.

  3. by Momma knudson

    On September 10, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Thank you for posting about our event! It will take ALL of us to conquer childhood cancer! Getting the word out is a big part of the process because: Awareness->Funding->Research->Cures!

  4. by Marcelino Grega

    On September 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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