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Miss Virginia Wants You to Help Shave Her Head

Bald is beautiful, according to Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler. The pageant queen is trying to raise $500,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a nonprofit that raises funds for childrens' cancer research. Troubled by how little girls were teased about losing their hair due to chemotherapy treatments, she hopes that visiting children with a shaved head will provide support and solidarity. If she reaches her goal by April 11, she'll bust out the buzz cut. (If she doesn't reach the goal, and she doesn't shave her head, I call foul.)

Twenty-five percent of the money raised will go to the Children's Miracle Network and the Miss Virginia Scholarship Fund, but the rest goes to St. Baldrick's. As of yesterday afternoon, she had raised only 3% of her fundraising goal. So if you like the idea of seeing a beauty queen shave her hair off, donate online.

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Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I hope she does. Regardless of how much money she raised.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
I just wanna know what will happen if she doesn't reach her goal. "Sorry kids, I'm not shaving my head"? I'd do it simply out of solidarity. I hope she does, too.
brielleblonde brielleblonde 8 years
my roommate did this! she went to a local elementary school and had each grade raise money, and the winning grade got to be there when she cut her hair and picked what hair color she was going to dye it before she cut it.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
It's a nice idea.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
i hope she makes enough..but shaves her head regardless, just as a gesture.
ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
you guys! haha...this made me tear up.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
St. Baldricks bald no hair get it?
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I think that's a nice idea. I hope she raises enough money.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Good lord!
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