Nearly 50 teams have been formed for the 2017 Brave the Shave campaign, and they’re all doing it for the same reason – for the kids and families impacted by childhood cancer. However, 14 of these teams are closer to the cause than the rest.
These 14 teams have been created to honor the children who are currently battling, who have come out of the battle cancer free, and who have become angels. Following are the 2017 Brave the Shave teams honoring Brave the Shave honorees:
Team BalderDash honors 10-year-old Dash Ohlsen, who has been battling leukemia for the past three years. Watch the video “When Dash gets to ring the bell,” to learn about a special moment he will soon experience in his treatment, and support Team BalderDash.
Cully’s Crew Cuts was created to honor 4-year-old Cullen Oothoudt, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015. Read more about Cully in the blog, “Big brother shows his love in first video of ‘kids helping kids’ series” and support Cully’s Crew Cuts.
NISC-Team Jadyn honors 5-year-old Jadyn Keller. Even though Jadyn just completed treatment in November, he asked to shave at this year’s flagship event. Donate to Team Jadyn.
Team Hunter was created for Hunter Seifert, a 14-year-old diagnosed with stage 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that forms in the body’s soft tissues, such as muscle and connective tissue, less than 6 months ago. Read more about Hunter in the post, “Seifert family didn’t know where to turn, then Brave the Shave showed up” and support Team Hunter.
Team Ryker honors 8-year-old Ryker Wallace, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April of last year. Read more about Ryker in the post “Brave the Shave a ‘backbone’ for Wallace family” and donate to his team.
All Jazzed Up honors 5-year-old Jazmine Anderson, who was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, which encompasses a set of distinct genetic disorders that causes tumors to grow along various types of nerves, as well as optic glioma brain tumors. Donate to All Jazzed Up.
Cooper’s Crew was created to honor Cooper Peterson, who is known to many as “Super Cooper.” Cooper is nearly 3 years old and was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis and optic gliomas at 11 months old. Donate to Cooper’s Crew.
Zakk’s Attack on Cancer was created for 11-year-old Zakkry Arenz, who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, the most common type of brain tumor in children, in January 2016. In December, Zakk and his family received the wonderful news that he is in remission. Donate to Zakk’s Attack on Cancer.
Chase’s Superhero Squad was created for 6-year-old Chase Jones, who, this past November, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and made high risk because of the dangerous and rare Philadelphia chromosome, which affects how the cancer reacts to treatment. Read more about Chase and how his family banded together to support him in the post, “Shave, shave again,” and donate to Chase’s Superhero Squad.
Go Grace Go honors 6-year-old Grace Bittner, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010 when she was just four-and-a-half months old. Donate to Grace’s team.
Team Jiry honors 11-year-old Jiry Rosecrans, who was diagnosed nearly two years ago with craniopharyngioma, a rare brain tumor that develops before a child is even born. Read more about Jiry in the post, “11-year-old honoree Jiry invites you to Brave the Shave” and donate to her team.
Team Landon honors the memory of Landon LaVillie who became angel at the age of 5. The team was created by his mom, Michelle, who says her son “fought a good fight.” Support Landon’s memory.
Landon’s Warriors honors 6-year-old Landon Labine, who was diagnosed with astrocytoma of the brain in 2013. Support Landon’s Warriors.