BaseBald for the Cure Raises Funds for UNC Pediatric Cancer Research

The UNC BaseBald for the Cure 2012 event raised close to $31,000 for pediatric cancer research at UNC Lineberger.

Chase Jones, UNC graduate and cancer survivor, created the event in 2010 when he was a junior at UNC and bullpen catcher for the Diamond Heels men’s baseball team. Now he works for the St. Baldrick Foundation and organizes BaseBald events across the United States.

Bobby FrasorBasebald Family
UNC men’s basketball team national champion Bobby Frasor (’09) had his head shaved. Several families of pediatric patients treated at UNC took part. In one family, every member had his and her head shaved.
Coach Mike Fox Basebald Girl
Coach Mike Fox took pictures and had his head shaved along with associate head coach Scott Forbes and assistant coach Robert Woodard. Even young women were shaved!

Area stylists volunteered to shave heads:

Christy McLaughlin and Ashley Dowlings of Papillion Salon: Linda Keck of Westown Salon; Jeremy Anderson of friendly Barbershop in Carrboro; and from Haven Salon in Hillsborough: Helen Ingersoll, Barbara Venen, Kim Martin, Miranda Lapossay, and Kathie Reagan.