St. Baldrick’s event raises $8,972 for cancer research

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Candace Coyle hugging her hair dresser after the shaving.

VICTORIA, Texas — On Sunday, locals got together to raise money for cancer research and some volunteered to shave their heads for awareness. The St. Baldrick’s event almost met half it’s goal, raising $8,972 in total.

Overall, there were 35 participants. Some were even emotional about the process, but they were glad to see that cancer patients now have more financial support.

Candace Coyle has been a part of the event for several years. She was asked to be a participant this year and stepped up to the plate. Recently, she has been diagnosed with leukemia and this event made her feel good because cancer patients are supported in this communal way. Coyle explained more about the importance of funding cancer research, in order to find a cure.

“Oh absolutely, I think that all cancer’s need research on all of them. I mean not everything is able to be cured yet and so we need research for that to take place. It’s a great event, I just hope that more people would be able to come and support it every year,” she reassured.

As the participants had their heads shaved, many people attended, watched, and took photos. If you would like to help the organization reach their $20,000 goal, click on the following link:

https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/Baldforcause2020/participants#content

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