Press release – 

Shave for the Brave” for Kids Fighting Cancer or See the Spectacle!

Highly Visual Event: More than 200 participants shave their heads for childhood cancer research – elementary students, sheriff & fire departments, community businesses, and families affected by cancer.

(Reno, NV) – The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) invites the community, schools, and businesses, to support their 13th annual head-shaving event raising funds for childhood cancer research. This event helps NNCCF’s mission to contribute to the cure of childhood cancer.

Friday, March 16, 2018 – 6–8:30 p.m.
Downtown Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center Street in Reno

Shave for the Brave 2018 is a family-friendly event and free to attend. Bringing family and friends to help cheer on participants is highly encouraged. The event is the day before St. Patrick’s Day – expect to see creativity with costumes and team t-shirts. The beginning ceremony will kick off with river dancers and a bagpipe performance.

Participants (those shaving their heads) must Pre-Register online at –, create a team or sign up as an individual, then start collecting pledges. Participants are asked to raise a $100.00 minimum to shave at this event.

To donate and support childhood cancer research, make a donation online at or visit for more information.

Since 2006, with the help of the northern Nevada community, NNCCF has raised more than $2,409,000 and shaved 3647 heads for childhood cancer research. NNCCF provides resources for local families affected by childhood cancer but is not a research organization, hosting this fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is an opportunity for NNCCF to support pediatric cancer research.



About NNCCF (Local Host)

The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is the region’s only nonprofit solely dedicated to serving local children and their families affected by childhood cancer. NNCCF’s programs and services include the Family Assistance Fund, Inspire survivorship program, Adopt-a-Family program and emotional support through counseling and family activities.  For more information, call (775) 825-0888, visit or follow on social media @NVKidsCancer.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer by funding some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.