Players for the Bellingham Bells baseball team will shave their heads prior to their July 7 game against the Cowlitz Black Bears at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham, to raise money for childhood cancer research.
The Bells are teaming up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer charity that funds cancer research grants, to support the organization’s BaseBald program.
Since kids with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, “shavees” show support by voluntarily shaving their heads.
“As a former baseball player and cancer survivor, I’ve seen exactly how much of an impact we can have in the lives of kids battling cancer,” said BaseBald founder Chase Jones, in a press release. “Shaving heads may be a small feat, but it is undoubtedly changing the harsh realities of childhood cancer, one baseball player at a time.”
Each participating Bells player will raise money through online pledges, as well as donations made at the July 7 game.
Team owners Kim and Eddie Poplawski will match up to $500 in donations made at Joe Martin Field on game night.