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Cheshire Health Foundation hosts 9th Annual Bald is Beautiful Cancer Fundraiser

March 20th, 2017

The 9th annual Bald is Beautiful fundraiser hosted by the Cheshire Health Foundation will be held on Saturday, May 6th from 9 am – 2 pm at the Colony Mill Marketplace, 222 West Street in Keene, NH. This event helps build awareness to diffuse the stigma of baldness associated with illness and raise funds to honor and support local patients in cancer treatment at the Kingsbury Pavilion, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock. Don’t wait! Individuals and teams are encouraged to register today to begin their fundraising. To participate or donate visit bald-is-beautiful.org.

All individuals are welcome to become involved in this inspiring event. Sports teams, school classes, local businesses and other groups are also encouraged to participate within the team category. Business teams are classified in two categories: large (+20 employees) and small (less than 20 employees) and friendly competition is encouraged. Those choosing to go bald have the shaving done during the event on May 6th. Shaving services are provided by MJD & Co Hair Design.  Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraising individuals and top teams. To learn more, please visit: bald-is-beautiful.org

Funds raised through Bald is Beautiful allow the Kingsbury Pavilion to extend its reach of care beyond the hospital walls, where the real healing begins, with all proceeds of the event supporting the Patient Relief and Cancer Care Funds. The Patient Relief Fund provides financial assistance to local patients receiving care at the Kingsbury Pavilion who have difficulty covering daily living costs like gas, heating fuel, and groceries. The Cancer Care Fund allows the purchase of equipment and items for patient care and comfort at the Kingsbury Pavilion, such as television monitors for chemotherapy infusion chairs and blanket warmers. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Cheshire Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to financially support Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock by engaging our community in activities that advance the Medical Center’s health and wellness mission. Charitable giving to Cheshire Health Foundation provides the resources needed to help our local Medical Center meet the breadth of healthcare demands in our thriving community. For more information visit CheshireHealthFoundation.org or call 603-354-6810.