Head-shaving events raise money for childhood cancer research

The St Baldrick's Foundation had 2 head-shaving events in Portsmouth and Virginia Beach on Saturday.. The events raise funds and bring awareness to childhood cancer research. Credit: WAVY-TV / Bill Cole

UPDATE: St. Baldrick’s said as of Saturday that $63,000 had been raised in the Portsmouth event.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A national non-profit held two head-shaving events in Hampton Roads in late-April to raise money for childhood cancer research.

A news release from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation states the goal for the events was to raise $70,000. Numerous people are expected to shave their heads in support of the foundation’s mission.

Gallery: St. Baldrick’s in Portsmouth

The news states both events will honor Abby Furco, a local who is a two-time childhood cancer survivor.

The first event is being held Thursday at Red Mill Elementary School in Virginia Beach, the goal for the event is to raise $10,000.

The second event was scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at Roger Brown’s Restaurant in Portsmouth.