Volunteers' (hair) loss is childhood cancer foundation's gain
By Barbara Taormina
Sunday News Correspondent | May 17. 2014 9:37PM
Tricia Adams of Nashua has her head shaved at Wilfred's Barber Shop in Nashua as part of a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick Foundation, which raises money for research for a cures for childhood cancers. (Barbara Taormina)
A group of volunteers stepped up to have their heads shaved to raise money for the St. Baldrick Foundation, a national organization committed to finding cures for childhood cancers.
Fuller organized the event in honor of her 4-year-old niece Abigail Herrmann of North Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.Wilfred's owner, David Pothier, and a crew of four barbers were happy to stick around after the shop closed at 3 p.m. and shave some heads for a good cause.The group raised more than $2,000 for the foundation through online donations and head shaves, the signature fundraising event for the organization, which was founded in 1999 by a group of friends in New York City.
The name of the organization doesn't belong to an actual saint; it is a combination of bald and rick, short for St. Patrick's Day when the first head-shaving event was held.
For Daniel, a close-cropped haircut wasn't anything new, but this was Tricia's first time without hair.
"My wife is going to look hot, sexy and amazing," he said.