Participant 998788

Alyssa Hayes Before

Alyssa Hayes

is shaving to cure childhood cancers!

Mar 30, 2019 • Time TBD

Event: Illini Against Childhood Cancer

At: Illini Union - Venue Pending

1401 W Green Street, Urbana, IL US

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Fundraising

$398Raised

$5,000 Goal

$5,000 Goal

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Participant 998788

Participant 998788

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

Fundraising

$398Raised

$5,000 Goal

$5,000 Goal

Join Me

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 998788

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I am shaving to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Women in Nuclear

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Mar 30, 2019 • Time TBD

Event: Illini Against Childhood Cancer

At: Illini Union - Venue Pending

1401 W Green Street, Urbana, IL US

I am shaving to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Women in Nuclear

Childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded, so I am fundraising donations and shaving my head through St. Baldrick's. Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers. Help me fund the science that could save the lives of children everywhere by making a donation! 

This year will be the fourth anniversary of my first shaving at Warren Township High School. That year, I raised $1,169 for childhood cancer research. 

Now that I will be graduating from the University of Illinois in May, I want to make an even bigger impact, so I'm increasing my goal to $5,000. If I achieve my goal, I plan to completely shave my head at the Illini Union and donate every inch of my hair to Locks of Love. Locks of Love provides children who are suffering from hair loss due to cancer and other medical conditions with quality wigs and hairpieces. 

This year, I am finishing my Bachelor's of Science degree in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, where we learned about radiation therapy, detection, protection, and radiopharmaceuticals. The research in this field shows a lot of promise and potential, so I want to help support it. Through nuclear engineering, I became good friends with Louis Kissinger, who recently beat brain cancer. Louis and I both share a passion for teaching high school students and young children about nuclear science and radiation through Women in Nuclear. His drive to help others inspires me, so I want to shave in his honor. 

Alopecia causes people to lose their hair and it can be induced by chemotherapy, among other medical conditions. It affects people's self-esteem and social interactions, it increases the risk of depression and anxiety, and it can remind patients of their disease. The emotional stress can even deter some women from seeking treatment. For many people, hair loss worsens their quality of life and affordable high-quality wigs can help to alleviate their distress. 

I want to help people get their lives back and go far in their passions and pursuits, so cancer can't define them. I want to help kids improve faster, so they can spend more time being kids and enjoying childhood. I want to help people be happier. Besides: bald is beautiful!

My Roles:

  • Shavee
  • Team Captain

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Squire of Hope

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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