Associated Credit Union of Texas and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation have teamed up to bring League City its biggest event. Brave the Shave for Kids with Cancer brings together dozens of volunteers including women and first responders who will be showing 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. Children like 6-year-old Houston native Bennett Nester who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011,” states Tony Sims, Vice President of Marketing for Associated Credit Union of Texas.
"Bennett had fluid in his brain and a tumor was blocking the fluids from flowing properly," explains Brandelyn Nester, Bennett's mother. "An emergency surgery was performed, fluid was drained, a bypass made, and a biopsy taken."
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 and got to a point where I told my mom we needed to go to the ER because this is getting really bad," explains Sophia.
Last year ACU of Texas raised nearly $20,000 and plan on doubling it in 2017. All the proceeds raised are donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help fund childhood cancer research. More than 175,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer per year. Please join ACU of Texas on Saturday, March 4, starting at 10am at 1095 West League City Parkway, League City, Texas 77573. 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, please contact Laura Apodaca at 409.942.1513
More information click on the link, video or audio below: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/acutx/