Southport team raises $155,000 to fight childhood cancer
This year $155,000 was raised at the 10th annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event for Southport based TeamBrent. Participants in a St. Baldrick's event shave their heads in exchange for donations towards cures for childhood cancers and giving survivors long and healthy lives.
TeamBrent was founded in 2005 to battle childhood cancer inspired by then 3-year-old Brent McCreesh, who was fighting Stage IV neuroblastoma. Today, 11-year-old Brent is a survivor who can't remember being sick, and TeamBrent has raised over $7 million to fight childhood cancer.
At the St. Baldrick's event on April 6 at Tomlinson Middle School, seven area salons joined together to shave heads and over 200 participants had their heads shaved. Since the first St. Baldrick's event in 2000, over $204 million has been raised, and almost 400,000 heads have been shaved.