Volunteer Tim Eagan said he’s been organizing the events for 12 years.
“I wanted to start it here in Marquette because I know what a giving, caring community this is and I thought this would be a perfect place to introduce St. Baldrick’s,” he said.
The event was introduced in one of the city’s longest operating hair salons, Pete’s Barbershop.
“I just think it’s a great cause that can help the kids out. If anybody’s ever had anything like this in their family, they (St. Baldrick’s Foundation) know exactly how you feel,” said Pete’s Barber Shop Owner and Barber Jim Bissonnette.
Saturday’s turnout included community members and local law enforcement from Michigan State Police and Marquette County Sheriff.
The fundraising event provided a chance to support childhood cancer treatment and research – and to spread awareness with your freshly bald head.
During the one day alone, they raised around a thousand dollars through donations from the community.
The next head-shaving fundraiser is on Wednesday, Mar. 24 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) at the City of Marquette Fire Department.
Learn more about St. Baldrick’s and support the cause locally HERE.