Shave for the Brave to fight childhood cancer

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) invites the community, schools, and businesses to support the 14th annual Shave for the Brave, the head-shaving event raising funds for childhood cancer research. This event helps NNCCF’s mission to contribute to the cure of childhood cancer.

Shave for the Brave 2019 is a family-friendly event and free to attend. Taking family and friends to help cheer on participants is highly encouraged. The event is two days before St. Patrick’s Day – expect to see creativity with costumes and team t-shirts. The opening ceremony will kick off with river dancers and a bagpipe performance.

When: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 6–8:30 p.m.
Where: The Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501
Donate online here.

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

In partnership with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, NNCCF’s annual Shave for the Brave event has raised more than $2.6 million since 2006, and shaved more than 3,800 local heads. NNCCF’s 2018 event came in at #16, out of 1,081 events, with $215,114.51 raised for childhood cancer research.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation awarded 140 grants to some of the best childhood cancer researchers in the world last year. This includes more than 230 institutions conducting 116 clinical trials that can save kids’ lives.