Hundreds of people are shaving their heads in honor of kids fighting cancer.
Doctors, nurses, researchers, patients, family members and friends shaved their heads Friday to raise money for childhood cancer research at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.
It’s a symbolic gesture of support that raises money for research and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Patients, doctors, nurses and others shaved their heads at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Friday morning.
“When I was bald I was really embarrassed,” said 13-year-old Tucker Gromosiak of Hudson. “It’s nice to have support from people.”
Gromosiak was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer in his prostate at age 7. He’s now in remission but has some lasting effects from the disease.
“I have nerve damage in my left leg and then I have a couple of other medical issues," he said.
A St. Baldrick’s fundraising event is scheduled for March 17 at the Rocky River Brewing Company and Force Sports complex. Over the years, volunteers have raised more than $1.2 million.
Local non-profit Shanerock is also involved. It’s an organization that helps families with medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses.