You don’t have to shave your head to get involved in the 10th annual Brave the Shave event, coming up on March 10, there is another way you can help support area families struggling through the challenging diagnosis that is childhood cancer.
For the seventh year, an auction will be part of the Brave the Shave event. Last year’s online auction featured 323 items and raised more than $21,000, which went a long way in supporting local families and furthering pediatric cancer research. Donations for this year’s auction are already starting to trickle in. So far we’ve received items including 15 tons of crushed asphalt and gravel, a Sony Blu-ray disc player with streaming services, weekend hotel and dining package, fishing rod and reel combo, and various gift baskets and gift cards from area businesses.
Do you have season tickets to a sporting event? Consider donating one game. Do you have a once-treasured piece of memorabilia setting around your house that’s now collecting dust? Think of the joy it could bring to someone else. Own your own business and want to get your name and products or services out into the community? Help your business and Brave the Shave by offering up a few gift cards.
Your donation would greatly assist children and families whose lives have been forever altered by cancer. In exchange for your support, your logo and website will be displayed alongside the item in our online auction. This is a great opportunity to show your support of kids fighting cancer and your commitment to making a difference in their fight – people right here in our community.
The deadline to donate is Monday, March 6, 2017. Contact Jeremy Woeste at JWoeste@bepc.com if you are interested in donating. We can even arrange to have your item picked up.
Your donation means more than you can imagine to the kids in our community fighting cancer. It means hope, support and camaraderie.
Let’s show these brave kids they’re not alone, and we are there to help them fight, and beat, this challenging diagnosis.