On Friday night, close to 100 people will step into the spotlight to have their heads shaved.
They’ll sacrifice their locks for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit group raising money to fight childhood cancer.
Most of the shavees will be men willing to take up a cue-ball look. But then a team calling themselves A Bunch of Bald Chicks will step up. The all-women’s team has pledged to shave their own locks in honor of children with cancer.
The team formed around three women — Norma Scifres, Liz Alonso and Katie Vescelus — who were united by their struggles with childhood cancer. Each has had a child who suffered from retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eye. Alonso’s son had to have an eye removed, and Vescelus’ son is blind after both eyes were taken out.