Pirates versus Cancer event benefits kids battling cancer

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – Dozens of people showed up Friday night to support children battling cancer.

The Pirates versus Cancer event was held at the East Carolina University Health Sciences Campus.

During the event, their hair was cut or shaved on both women and men to help children in the hospital.

The long hair that has been cut is donated and made into wigs for children who may have lost their hair during treatments.

The money raised from the haircuts will be donated to James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital to help fight childhood cancer through treatments and treatments.

Alex Doherty, President of Pirates Versus Cancer, says: “It is very important to show solidarity with the children here and it is a good way for us to interact with them and a good way for them to know that we are support. Especially during COVID they don’t see many people and we don’t see many people. “

This annual event is organized by ECU Health Sciences students.

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