Natasha Suero, a senior Cosmetology student from Pepperell, presents
Nashoba Tech Superintendent Denise Pigeon with a plaque from the St.
Baldrick’s Foundation in front of a wall of sponsors who donated to
the “Brave the Shave” event Natasha planned at Nashoba Tech to raise
money for St. Baldrick’s, a national fundraiser for childhood-cancer
research. Natasha’s event raised $2,000.
(courtesy - Dan Phelps)

Nashoba Tech “Braves The Shave” For Child Cancer Research

There are a lot more shaved heads walking around the
hallways of Nashoba Valley Technical High School these days. And the fight for a cure for childhood cancer is $2,000 richer for it.

Natasha Suero of Pepperell, a senior in Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Cosmetology program, recently organized a St. Baldrick’s “Brave the Shave” event at the school for her senior project.

St. Baldrick’s, a nationwide organization that raises money to fight childhood cancer through headshaving events like the one at Nashoba Tech.

So far in 2016, the organization has raised $27.6 million through thousands of events like Suero’s.

Natasha Suero, a senior Cosmetology student from Pepperell, presents Nashoba Tech Superintendent Denise Pigeon with a plaque from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in front of a wall of sponsors who donated to the “Brave the Shave” event Natasha planned at Nashoba Tech to raise money for St. Baldrick’s, a national fundraiser for childhood-cancer research. Natasha’s event raised $2,000. (courtesy - Dan Phelps)

Natasha Suero, a senior Cosmetology student from Pepperell, presents
Nashoba Tech Superintendent Denise Pigeon with a plaque from the St.
Baldrick’s Foundation in front of a wall of sponsors who donated to
the “Brave the Shave” event Natasha planned at Nashoba Tech to raise
money for St. Baldrick’s, a national fundraiser for childhood-cancer
research. Natasha’s event raised $2,000.
(courtesy – Dan Phelps)

Dozens of Nashoba Tech students and staff members participated, and all of Suero’s cosmetology classmates pitched in to shave heads and sweep the floor.

“I got the idea to do the event and then to incorporate it into my
senior project, but I didn’t expect this many people,” she said.

Matt Raiman, 24, of Ayer, heard about the event from his stepsister, Sarah Woodward, a senior from Shirley, and decided to have his head shaved.

“I’ve always had a full head of hair,” Raiman said as his stepsister buzzed him, “but I was moved by the cause.”

More information on the St. Baldrick’s Foundation can be found at stbaldricks.org