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Go Bald or Go Home

Go Bald or Go Home

Oncologists Shave Heads in Support of Childhood Cancer Patients

MACON, GA (Monday, September 29, 2014) – On Tuesday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m., pediatric oncologists at Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital will shave their heads in support of childhood cancer patients. The shaving ceremony will take place in the Children's Hospital Garden, at the corner of Pine and Spring Streets.

Those wishing to join in this event may make donations at www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/gobaldforthekids. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital Hematology Oncology Place of Excellence (HOPE) Center.

Each September, during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Americans renew their commitment to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15. According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, approximately 13,000 children between birth and age 19 are diagnosed with cancer each year. Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care for pediatric oncology patients. Services offered include chemotherapy, central line placement and monitoring, intravenous infusions, blood transfusions and more.


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