Participant 1088854

Shannon Petrunak Before
Shannon Petrunak After

Shannon Petrunak

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Mar 11, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event: Emmaus Shave for the Brave

At: Emmaus High School

500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus, PA US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Fundraising

$3,598Raised

$3,010 GOAL

$3,010 GOAL

(888) 899-2253

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Participant 1088854

Participant 1088854

Milestones & Stretch Goals

$ 3,598
  • GOAL 3,010 $
  • $2,010 - Initial Goal, in honor of the 1st Shave on April 23, 2010

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

Fundraising

$3,598Raised

$3,010 GOAL

$3,010 GOAL

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 1088854

National Partner

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Mar 11, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event: Emmaus Shave for the Brave

At: Emmaus High School

500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus, PA US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

In 2010, I wanted to shave my head with my mother who was suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer. My mom lost her hair from chemo faster than expected, and I was unable to make the four-hour drive in time to shave with her. While searching “women with shaved heads” online, I stumbled upon the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and fell in love with their mission. A second-year head track and field coach, I pitched the idea for my team to host a head-shaving event to benefit pediatric cancer research, and the Emmaus Shave for the Brave was born. 

The first Shave for the Brave surpassed the initial $10,000 goal outside on the brand-new track on a chilly but sunny day, excitingly raising $24,567! The original intention was to host a Shave every two years, but a cancer-free honoree, David, relapsed just months after the inaugural event. Not wanting him to miss the next Shave, the second event was scheduled for March 2011. Sadly, David died the month beforehand, and the reason for our fundraiser became personal. EHS students were motivated to save kids like David, who touched everyone’s lives, and we raised an unbelievable $39,921… Since the start, the Emmaus Shave for the Brave has gained momentum from a supportive community, surpassing every expectation and making lasting impressions on everyone involved! Let's make 2022 the biggest event yet! Thank you for being a hero for kids with cancer!

This will be the fifth time I've shaved my head at our event, and I'd greatly appreciate your donation! And if you're on the fence of becoming a shavee, do it! I promise that it'll be the best haircut of your life! :) Thank you for being a hero for kids with cancer!

2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhiYSkBGb94

2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCAcJjL4sv8 

2013 Video below. :)

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  • Shavee
  • Event Support Volunteer

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Be it known to all that this participant has dedicated at least three years of service to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation helping kids with cancer throughout all the land.

St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids

Kids with cancer are our reason for it all. They’re the inspiration behind our event and the reason we’re helping fund childhood cancer research. We believe all kids should be able to grow up and turn their dreams into realities. Join our event or make a donation, and click the photos below to read their incredible stories.

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