Hundreds of people had a close shave today at the Westport Weston Family Y.
Boys and girls, men and women — they all lost a lot of hair.
And gained the great feeling of doing something for a fantastic cause.
The 15th annual St. Baldrick’s Event raised over $100,000 to fight childhood cancer. The money came from pledges made to all those folks who willingly donated their locks. They sat in solidarity with those who lose their own hair to chemotherapy.
The volunteer barbers were professional stylists. They took their work seriously.
Other funds came from a bake sale, and a chess challenge by Brent McCreesh. He was the impetus for the fundraiser a decade and a half ago, when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Now 17, he’s been cancer-free for over 13 years.
Since that first event, “Team Brent” has raised over $4.2 million through St. Baldrick’s. That’s a lot of work, a lot of commitment — and a lot of hair.