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Close shave

Golisano Children’s Hospital personnel and others will have their heads shaved by youthful patients in observance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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Personnel at Lee Health Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida experience first-hand what a hair-raising experience the diagnosis of pediatric cancer can have on families.

So, as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Golisano Chief Administrative Officer Armando Llechu and more than a dozen others — including doctors, team members and community leaders — will have their own hair-razing, having their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients.

It’s a show of support for the pediatric cancer patients, who typically lose their hair as a result of the ravages of cancer treatment. 

The event to demonstrate that bald is beautiful will be Sept. 28 in the main atrium of the hospital. Participants hope to raise awareness of and seek donations to Barbara’s Friends — Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. For more than 20 years, Barbara’s Friends has supported cancer care at Golisano for children from across Southwest Florida.




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