Williamsport residents shave hair to help cancer patients

Maryland
Williamsport residents are shaving their heads for a good cause.
 
Saturday morning students from the Washington County Tech High Cosmetology Program shaved dozens of heads at Redmen Lodge in Williamsport. The money raised will go towards research for childhood cancer.
 
“It feels good. I enjoy doing it every year. I love doing it,” said third time participant Gilson Spidle. 
“I have five grandchildren and I just think, what if,” said Kim Sone.
 
The event was spearheaded by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of the son of a co-worker who developed cancer back in 2012.
 
“We’ve been doing it for six years now. And you can see he’s no longer the little kid,” said co-coordinator Jeb Eckstine.
 
That not so little kid is Arron Miller who is now a proud member of the Martinsburg City Police Department.
 
“I would say don’t stop fighting. There’s always light at the end of the tunnel no matter how bad it looks. You’ll get through it,” said Miller.
 
The goal this year is to raise $15,000 for childhood cancer research.
 
Those here braving the shave, courageous enough to go bald for a meaningful cause.
 
“I started growing it out in November, December and I just let it grow out as far as I can until I can cope with it,” said Spidle.
 
If you would like to donate, go to the link here: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/HFD2018

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