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Childhood Cancer? Empathy Is Far From Enough

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Each September is "Childhood Cancer Awareness" month. This acknowledgement of a problem means more than beautiful photos of smiling bald children. It highlights the urgency of generating action to eliminate cancer as the leading cause of death by disease for American children.

21 Inspiring Photos Of Nurses And Doctors Shaving Their Heads For Pediatric Cancer Research

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents

Each year around St. Patrick's Day, the St. Baldrick's Foundation hosts fundraisers across the U.S. in which people volunteer to shave their heads to ...

Thriving Through My Son's Brain Cancer Diagnosis

Audra D. Wilford | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Audra D. Wilford

I never thought I'd find gifts in my son's cancer diagnosis and treatment. It's hard to even suggest that there is good embedded in the pain.

'46 Mommas' Shave Their Heads For Cancer Research, Show Us What Bravery Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.31.2014 | Good News

These woman show us that bald isn't just beautiful, it's also brave. Last Saturday, for the fifth year in a row, 46 mothers of children who have be...

Does This Haircut Make Me Look Gay?

Maria Burnham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maria Burnham

What I find fascinating is that I went from bi invisibility due to my long hair and "straight" appearance to bi invisibility due to my short hair and "gay" appearance. I had no idea that so many people would feel so strongly about my appearance and my head of hair.

3-Year-Old Girl Battling Leukemia Creates Mother's Day Cards With Butterflies For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 05.01.2014 | Good News

The only thing better than a handmade card is a handmade card that also supports a good cause. Last May, 3-year-old Aubrey Castro was diagnosed wi...

Diagnosed at 16: What Having Childhood Cancer Taught Me

Julia Hernandez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Julia Hernandez

Four years later, I still remember the feeling that took over my family and me on Valentine's Day 2010. And every year my friends know that I might need some extra chocolate or a bigger hug to get through the day.

The Moving Reason These 70 Rabbis Shaved Their Heads

Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Dozens of rabbis are heading home with a lot less hair from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention. Rabbis came together as us...

Why These Rabbis Are Shaving Their Heads

Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion

It's called "36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave," but now more than 60 rabbis have vowed to shave their heads at this year's Central Conference of American...

No Foot Too Small That It Can't Make an Imprint on This World

Aileen Roberts Routh | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Aileen Roberts Routh

From The Today Show, to the Apollo Theatre, telethons and fundraisers -- Avalanna never found a microphone she did not fall in love with. One of her greatest adventures was meeting Justin Bieber. In typical Avalanna fashion, she was completely unfazed by Justin's fame.

WATCH: Beauty Queen Shaves Head For Childhood Cancer Research

Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact

One beauty queen is baldly going where no winner has gone before. When Debbe Ebben, Miss Chugiak-Eagle River of Alaska, reached her childhood cance...

Toddler Who Died From Cancer Inspires Parents To Shave Heads, Raise Funds

Levittown Patch | Posted 03.09.2012 | Impact

At the center of an end table in the Eicheles' dining room is a poster dedicated to their son, Tanner. There are two photos of him, two blue hand prin...

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 46 Mommas Shave Their Heads to Raise Awareness of Childhood Cancers

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 11.20.2011 | Parents
Elizabeth Thorp

The 46 Mommas are on a mission to increase awareness, raise funds and inspire others to help find cures for childhood cancers.

Growing The Distance: How T.J. Duckett (And His Beard) Give Back By Going Long

The Huffington Post | Carly Gillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

T.J. Duckett has waited two years to shave off his beard. And he's doing it for charity. Duckett, an American football running back, had been invo...

Firefighters Shave Heads For Childhood Cancer Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Firefighters at the Arcadia, Calif. Fire Department have a special place in their heart for children battling with cancer. The firefighters regularly ...