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Recap: The Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off In Boston

 The Kid's Cancer Buzz-Off (Photo credit: One Mission)

The Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off (Photo credit: One Mission)

On Sunday, June 9, 2013 Gillette Stadium hosted the third annual The One Mission’s Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off. Over 800 participants shaved their heads in honor and support of those with pediatric cancer. Both the New England Patriots’ offensive lineman, Nate Solder and second time attendee Patriots’ tight end, Rob Gronkowski shaved their heads along with other brave participants in support of the One Mission. The proceeds from the sold-out event benefit The Boston Children’s Hospital’s patient and family support programs which are designed to educate, empower and uplift those affected by pediatric cancer. In exchange for a donation, participants of the fundraiser promise to shave their heads. The funds raised from Sunday’s event will go towards cancer and blood disease research.

One Mission founders, Ashley & Ari Haseotes (Photo credit: Chrissy Kent)

One Mission founders, Ashley & Ari Haseotes (Photo credit: Chrissy Kent)

Founders, and spouses, Ashley and Ari Haseotes established the One Mission and Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off in 2009.  The One Mission was founded after their son Nicolas’ recovery from acute myloid leukemia. The couple wanted other families affected by cancer to know that people care and that they are not forgotten.

Emily Bernard and Emma Pimente (Photo credit: Chrissy Kent)

Emily Bernard and Emma Pimente (Photo credit: Chrissy Kent)

Eleven-year-olds Emily Bernard and Emma Pimente both waited nearly three years for the opportunity to shave their heads for The Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off. The two girls, though strangers, proudly stood together in their post buzz cut glory.  Like many, Sabrina Dayeur heard about The Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off on the radio. After a close friend lost her seven year old child to brain cancer, Dayeur decided to raise money and participate in the Buzz-Off. And like many others, Dayeur donated her hair to The Locks Of Love, which provides hairpieces to children suffering from medical hair loss.

Sabrina Dayeur (Photo credit:  Chrissy Kent)

Sabrina Dayeur (Photo credit: Chrissy Kent)

Congratulations to the hundreds of adults and children who showed their support. To date, the One Mission has raised nearly one million dollars for the Boston Children’s Hospital

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