$30,000 To Date Has Been Raised for Cancer Patients

June 6th, 2016

Bald is Beautiful

Taryn Sarcione loses her hair at the hand of Jina Church during Cheshire Health Foundation’s 8th Annual Bald is Beautiful fundraiser on Saturday, May 7th.

The Norris Cotton Cancer Center Kingsbury Pavilion at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) held its 8th Annual Bald is Beautiful fundraiser on Saturday, May 7, 2016. To date, over $30,000 has been raised to directly benefit cancer patients being treated locally at CMC/DHK.

Event proceeds support the Kingsbury Pavilion’s Patient Relief and Cancer Care Funds and ease the burden of basic living expenses not covered by other means, such as gas to get to and from treatment, heating assistance, and groceries. This year over 103 participants raised funds for patients and some shaved their head and/or donated their locks in a show of solidarity to help diffuse the stigma of baldness associated with illness. 

“We are extremely grateful to Mary Jane Doody of MJD & Co Hair Design and to her staff for their generous time and head shaving skill.” said Jim Boden, Director of Annual Giving at CMC/DHK, “We are also grateful to Gayla Tardie for organizing Keene High School staff and students to kick off the fundraising with their pre-event shaving on April 4, and to all our event volunteers and sponsors.” 

Many local businesses provided sponsorships and support for the event: Savings Bank of Walpole, CVS/pharmacy, Deep Roots Massage, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, The Mountain, Scott Hussey Photography, Toadstool Bookshop, Nicola’s Trattoria, Paul Mitchell of Northern New England, Monadnock Radio Group, The Monadnock Shopper News, and The Keene Sentinel.

About Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation's healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/DHK, Healthy Monadnock 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. Cheshire Medical Center is a Dartmouth-Hitchcock affiliate hospital. To learn more, call (603) 354-5400 or visit