Mother and Daughter Shave Their Heads For Cancer Research
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The second annual St. Baldrick's fundraising event for cancer research is on Saturday, but two Grand Junction locals just couldn't wait to participate.
Keyes Mueller has been growing out her locks for the moment she can chop every single one off.
"I decided that I wasn't going to cut my hair all year and I'd shave it and donate what I could," Mueller said.
Not to let her mom go at it alone, Keyes' daughter decided to shave her head too.
"One of my best friends, she has cancer so I decided to do it," said Maddison.
Those brave ladies are two of the 17 women who have agreed to go bald for the St. Baldrick's fundraiser to support childhood cancer research.
"We just had two people that we both know who passed away," said Keyes.
To date the Mueller's fundraising team has raised $355 dollars of their $800 goal and with a large group of supporters cheering them on during their head shaving, they hope to raise even more.
"It's a great benefit to help out with and just raise money to help research and curing these things," said Keyes.
After her new haircut, there was one word to describe how Keyes felt.
"Bald," said said.
If you are interested in shaving your head or helping out with the St. Baldrick's fundraiser, the main event is Saturday June 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kannah Creek Edgewater Tap and Grill location on 905 Suthers Ave.