United by their struggles, women lose locks for kids

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.

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