Press Release –

“Shave for the Brave” to find Cure for Childhood Cancer

Highly Visual Event: 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 the 14th annual Shave for the Brave, the head-shaving event raising funds for childhood cancer research. This event helps NNCCF’s mission to contribute to the cure of childhood cancer.

Shave for the Brave 2019 is a family-friendly event and free to attend. Bringing family and friends to help cheer on participants is highly encouraged. The event is on Friday before St. Patrick’s Day– expect to see creativity with costumes and team t-shirts. The opening ceremony will kick off with river dancers and a bagpipe performance.

When: Friday, March 15, 2019 – 6–8:30 p.m.
Where: The Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501
Donate online:

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 to childhood cancer research, make a donation online at or visit for more information.

In partnership with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, NNCCF’s annual Shave for the Brave event has raised more than $2.6 million since 2006, and shaved more than 3,800 local heads! NNCCF’s 2018 event came in at #16, out of 1,081 events, with $215,114.51 raised for childhood cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation awarded 140 grants to some of the best childhood cancer researchers in the world last year. This includes more than 230 institutions conducting 116 clinical trials that can save kids’ lives.


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.