Two considerate 12 year-old Castleisland friends, Tadhg O’Shea and Eamon (Ned) O’Connor shaved their heads to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society and the Today FM Shave or Dye Fundraiser.
The new celebrity ‘Baldies’ put their locks in the capable hands of John Brennan’s Barbers on Saturday last, August 16th. Supported by a fan-base of family and friends, the boys gamely posed for before and after photographs.
They raised € 519.00 for this wonderful charity and they wish to thank all those who supported them.
Today FM’s Shave or Dye is an annual fundraiser to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s free cancer services, such as the cancer information service and support for those affected by cancer, as well as cancer research.
Each year, thousands of participants get their friends and family to sponsor them to shave or dye their hair with Today FM staff and the station’s presenters doing likewise.
By shaving and dying your hair, you are showing your support for the many thousands of people who are going through, or have gone though, cancer treatment themselves.
Since it began in 2010 Today FM’s Shave or Dye has raised over €6.1 million for the Irish Cancer Society thanks to the generosity and spirit of the Irish public.
“Cancer affects one-in-three people in Ireland. Every year, more than 30,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Ireland and this figure is estimated to rise to 43,000 by the year 2020. That’s why we need your help – and head – more than ever.
The Irish Cancer Society is the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland, and invested more than €3.3 million in cancer research in 2012. Research funded by the Society has led to major advances in cancer research and more than 650 important research findings have been discovered. With your support in 2014 we will continue to make such advancements,” according to the ICS appeal.
If you are concerned about or affected by cancer, please call the National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700 for advice, support and information.