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7th Annual Bald is Beautiful Cancer Fundraiser - Saturday, May 2, 2015

March 02, 2015
Keene, NH

Fundraising event to support local patients living with cancer

Norris Cotton Cancer Center - Kingsbury Pavilion of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) is pleased to announce the seventh-annual Bald is Beautiful fundraising event on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at MJD & Co Hair Design, at the Colony Mill Marketplace on West Street in Keene, NH. The event’s goal is to help to diffuse the stigma of baldness associated with illness and raise funds to honor and support local patients in cancer treatment. Individuals and teams are urged to register today to begin their fundraising. To participate or donate, visit
bald-is-beautiful.org.

All individuals are welcome to get 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 supported. Those choosing to go bald will have the shaving done during the event on May 2. Shaving services are provided by MJD & Co Hair Design.  Prizes will be awarded to the individuals and teams who have raised the most funds. To learn more, visit
bald-is-beautiful.org

All proceeds from the event support the Patient Relief and Cancer Care Funds established to provide financial assistance to local patients receiving care at the Kingsbury Pavilion who have difficulty covering daily living costs like gas, heating fuel, and groceries. 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. In addition, donations allow the purchase of vital equipment for the Kingsbury Pavilion, such as television monitors for chemotherapy infusion chairs, blanket warmers and other items. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Sponsors to date include: MJD & Co Hair design, Savings Bank of Walpole, and Paul Mitchell Northern New England. Media sponsors include The Keene Sentinel, Monadnock Radio Group, and Monadnock Shopper News.

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. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit cheshiremed.org.

For additional information about Bald is Beautiful, please contact the CMC/DHK Development Office at 603-354-5454 x2138.

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