Over $40,000 Raised for Local Cancer Patients at Bald Is Beautiful Event

June 04, 2014
Keene, NH

Bald is Beautiful participants: Sue Smith, RN and Rebecca Pratt, RN – Members of "Andrea’s Angels"

(Keene, NH) – The Norris Cotton Cancer Center Kingsbury Pavilion at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) held its 6th Annual Bald is Beautiful fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.

To date close to $41,000 has been raised to directly benefit our local cancer patients through the Patient Relief and Cancer Care Funds at CMC/DHK. These funds help our local patients in need by easing the burden of basic living expenses that we often take for granted such as gas to get to and from treatment and funds to help pay for prescriptions, heating assistance, and groceries. This year, 104 participants raised funds, shaved their head or donated their hair.  

Special thanks to Mary Jane Doody of MJD & Co Hair Designs and her staff for donating their day to shave heads. Thank you to our volunteers and the following individuals and organizations for their incredible contributions: CVS/pharmacy, Savings Bank of Walpole, Budd Vincent Photography, Paul Mitchell of Northern New England, Monadnock Radio Group, The Mountain, and the Colony Mill Market Place. Additional thanks to Keene High School staff and students for kicking off the head shaving on April 14th and raising close to $3,000!

Donations can be made online at or mailed to Cheshire Health Foundation/BIB, 580 Court St, Keene, NH 03431.
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene celebrates our patients for their strength and courage, congratulates all BIB participants for their inspiration, and thanks our staff for their dedication to our nonprofit hospital and clinic and the patients we serve.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a non-profit 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, Health 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. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit

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