Press Release –

NNCCF To Host Virtual 16th Annual Shave For the Brave Event

(Reno, NV) – Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) will virtually host the 16th Annual Shave for the Brave event on Thursday, March 11 to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

This is the largest virtual head-shaving event in Nevada with more than 100 participants shaving their heads in support of childhood cancer. In 15 years, NNCCF and Shave for the Brave participants have raised more than $3 million for childhood cancer research.

“Our community has made a tangible impact on the quality of treatment our young cancer warriors receive with support of this fantastic event” said Shirley Folkins-Roberts, executive director of NNCCF. “We have seen our own local kids benefit from the ground-breaking treatments and research that we are supporting through our Shave for the Brave events.”

Shave for the Brave 2021 is a family-friendly virtual event and the community is encouraged to get involved and shave their head. The goal of the event is to raise $150,000 for childhood cancer. Similar to a walk-a-thon, participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges in order to shave their head on the virtual stage. Participants or “Shavees” must pre-register online at and create a team or sign up as an individual. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100.00 to shave for this event. This year, participants are able to join the NNCCF hosted Zoom event to support other shaves.

When: Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 6:00 Virtual Launch

How to join:

Donate to the event online:

How to Watch:

Scan the QR Code or click the link to join the virtual event on 3/11 @ 6pm


In partnership with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, NNCCF’s annual Shave for the Brave event has shaved more than 4,000 local heads.1 out of 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20, yet less than 4% of the federal budget for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancer. NNCCF supports childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research.


The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is the only non-profit in the region solely dedicated to helping local children and their families affected by childhood cancer. NNCCF’s programs and services include the Family Assistance Fund, Inspire survivorship program, Hope for the Holidays program and emotional support through no more treatment celebrations and family activities.  For more information, call (775) 825-0888, visit or follow on social media @NVKidsCancer.