Shave for the brave kids with cancer tonight

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) invites the community, schools, and businesses, to support its 13th annual head-shaving event raising funds for childhood cancer research. This event helps NNCCF’s mission to contribute to the cure of childhood cancer.

It's Friday, March 16, 2018 from 6–8:30 p.m. at the Downtown Reno Ballroom at 401 N. Center Street in Reno.

Shave for the Brave 2018 is a family-friendly event and free to attend. Bringing family and friends to help cheer on participants is highly encouraged. The event is the day before St. Patrick’s Day – expect to see creativity with costumes and team t-shirts. The beginning ceremony will kick off with river dancers and a bagpipe performance.

Participants (those shaving their heads) must pre-register online, create a team or sign up as an individual, then start collecting pledges. Participants are each asked to raise $100 minimum to shave at this event.

To donate and support childhood cancer research, make a donation online.

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Since 2006, with the help of the northern Nevada community, NNCCF has raised more than $2,409,000 and shaved 3647 heads for childhood cancer research. NNCCF provides resources for local families affected by childhood cancer but is not a research organization, hosting this fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is an opportunity for NNCCF to support pediatric cancer research.