League City - Associated Credit Union of Texas teamed up with the St. Baldrick's Foundation and brought League City its first ever Brave the Shave for Kids Cancer event. Dozens of volunteers, including women and a 9-year-old boy, showed their solidarity to cancer sufferers by shaving their heads bald.
"Long or short hair does not matter, because it is all coming off. This event is a great way to help raise money for childhood cancer research and help local children who have been struck by the potential deadly disease," states Tony Sims, Vice President of Marketing for Associated Credit Union of Texas.
Children like 6-year-old Houston native Bennett Nester who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011.
"Bennett had fluid in his brain and a tumor was blocking the fluids from flowing properly," explains Brandelyn Nester, Bennett's mother.
A League City native, 13-year-old Sophia Sereni was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2014.
"I was having trouble breathing and my neck was really swollen and it hurt so bad to a point where I told my mom we needed to go to the ER," explains Sophia.
More than $14,000 was raised. Kids with cancer are our reason for it all and we believe all kids should be able to grow up and turn their dreams into realities. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Laura Apodaca at 409.942.1513.