The sun came out in Sacramento this morning just in time to reflect off some newly shaven heads. It was a fundraiser for pediatric cancer research as dozens of people braved the shave at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
People signed up and gathered pledges to support cancer research. Caesar Silva works in the pediatric team at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. He says this is the shortest his hair has ever been. "I work with children. I love working with them," said Silva. "It's a special place in my heart with seeing all the kids come around. I figured they could be bald (for) part of their treatment, why not? We could do it for a little bit."
Caesar even dyed his hair green for the occasion. Dr. Primo Lara is the director of the cancer center. The goal was to raise 50,000 dollars for pediatric cancer research. "It was incredible how the community turned out to support this. I'd like to thank all of the folks who are rocking the bald today to help us reach that goal," said Dr. Lara.
If you'd still like to help out, you can without losing your locks. You can make a financial donation to help the cause. Help the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center reach its $50,000 fundraising goal, by visiting ucdavis.health/StBaldricks