Carroll College to host head-shaving fundraiser
Carroll College is set to host the St. Baldrick's Foundation signature head-shaving event Saturday, to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.
The sixth annual St. Baldrick's Day event is approaching. Carroll student Hannah McDermott says she and her friends were inspired by those who volunteered to have their heads shaved at last year's fundraiser.
"We saw the event, and we're like it'd be so cool to shave our heads. We saw the impact it made and it was a really cool event and we wanted to be a part of it."
Katie Ryan says she's eager to give back, and to support the cause.
"It's amazing. Helena was a great community and especially Carroll. And Helena supports the Carroll community and we started out with the goal of $6,000. We weren't sure if we were going to reach that. But then we had to up the goal to $7,000 and now we're past $7,000. So hopefully it just keeps bumping up and we'll see where we end up."
Mariah Ramirez volunteered to have her head shaved for the event a few years ago. Ramirez says it was worthwhile for her to stand in solidarity with those who suffered from cancer.
"It was actually something that I really wanted to do because I knew a lot of kids who'd had cancer the year that I did it. There've been few events in my life that've been more empowering and few things that've helped me grow more as a person I would say than having no hair for a little bit of time."
The event starts at 11:00AM tomorrow at the Cube Campus Center at Carroll College.
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Story by Charlie Misra, Beartooth NBC.
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