LIBERTY- 12 people lined up to get their heads shaved Sunday morning.
It wasn’t because they felt they needed a new hairdo but instead because it was 11th annual Joy to be Bald fundraiser.
“Cancer doesn’t stop for anything so why should we,” said Lori Mayer, Joy to be Bald’s founder.
For the last 9 years since her friend Joy Mehuren passed away after fight lung cancer, Mayer has lived by that mantra.
Through the month of October, Mayer’s fundraiser program has put on different events including Sunday’s head shaving and a Walk-A-Thon, with the money going to those in the area dealing with deadly health issues like Joy did years ago.
“It’s not just a one day event, we might have two or three during the year, or will have some money in our bank account so we can just go to a person and write them out a $500 check. It will feel like you just gave them a million dollars. That’s how much $500 means to these people,” she said
She added that the pandemic has hampered some of the events, mainly an online auction, that the fundraising program had scheduled.
“We have a lot of donations, but we’re just going to sit back for a little while to breathe and then do the online auction. We have a lot of people that have donated a lot of beautiful items. We’re just going to sit back for a little while and then we’ll do the online i would say in a week or two,” Mayer said.
To donate or to learn more, visit Joy to be Bald’s Facebook page.