BAYADA Pediatrics nurse Candice Morris had her head shaved to honor children who lose their hair from cancer.
Each year St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosts an event sponsored by Nemours Children’s Health System for participants to shave their heads to honor children losing their hair to cancer. Candice Morris, a cancer survivor and BAYADA Pediatrics nurse from Delaware, showed her support during the event at Iron Hill Brewery in Wilmington, DE. Inspired by her clients, as well as her friend’s daughter who has cancer, Morris, her mother, and her son all had their heads shaved. Of the $4,100 raised at the event, an impressive $2,000 was raised by Morris alone.
“I’ve wanted to do this for years," said Morris." As a cancer survivor myself, I’ve thought about hosting my own fundraiser, but then discovered this event hosted by Nemours. When my patients are hospitalized, that’s where they go—it made perfect sense.”
According to the Childhood Cancer Foundation, only about four percent of what people donate to cancer foundations fund children’s cancer research, but 100% of the funds raised for St. Baldrick’s helps fund research specifically for children’s cancer.
“The process was humbling and I will absolutely do it again,” she said.