Lifestyles: Saint Baldrick’s
Ten year old Max Lenik doesn't like to get his hair cut, but it's not for a reason you might expect.
He is shaving it for the St. Baldrick's Head Shaving Event.
“I just don't like to get my hair cut unless it's at the event.”
The St. Baldrick's Foundation raises money for cancer research.
For Max it's a tradition that started when he was 3.
Anne Lenik, Max’s mom, says, “He saw how much fun they were having shaving their heads and walked up, he said 'when's my turn?' and ok, so we passed the hat and max had two-hundred dollars and he went up and shaved his head.”
Max says, “Well I like it because I’m helping kids that have the right to be saved.”
During this year's head shaving event he will be honored as a knight of the bald table for participating 7 years in a row.
He has also raised more than $10,000 over the years.
Grayson Lenik, Max’s dad, says, “Everybody's been very gracious in supporting him.”
Max says, “Thank you to everybody that's donated to me.”
Max plans on shaving his head at the next event in April.
Anne says, “So proud, he sticks with it every year and I’m really ready to get rid of his hair.”
Max says his goal for the next seven years is to raise another $10,000
Story by Luba Solonenko, Beartooth NBC.
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