A haircut can make a world of difference, especially when it comes to raising money for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and select nonprofit organizations. From March through May, an all-star team of men, women and children shaved their heads for the 6th annual Veredus Hays Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill.
duPont REGISTRY’s Publisher Thomas L. duPont and General Manager Bucky Worboys, as well as duPont’s grandsons Tommy and Tyler Thiel and Worboys’ son Myking, all joined forces as members of Quantum Leap Farm’s team for the event.
This unique online fundraiser helps fund an entire Phase 1 Clinical Trial each year for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and enables the foundation to partner with other great charities. It challenges men, women, children and professional athletes to step out of their comfort zone and shave their heads for a good cause. Several head-shaving events took place throughout the campaign, with the main head-shaving event being held at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre in Tampa April 23.
Quantum Leap Farm’s team was comprised of 11 two-legged members and one four-legged participant of the equine variety – Ben the horse. So far, their team has raised just over $6,640 of their $10,000 goal.
“Kids battling cancer help to shave heads and I’m always amazed at the strong bonds that are formed between these children and the participants,” says Nancy Crane, PCF’s Executive Director. “Most of all, I love the laughter and big smiles during each shave.”
Team Quantum Leap Farm was just one of 19 teams and 14 individuals who participated this year.
“Tom duPont has shaved his head for the past three years to support Quantum Leap Farm and PCF,” Crane explains. “We are grateful for his compassion, dedication and leadership. Quantum Leap serves many of our local children who are currently battling cancer or have battled in the past. They love the farm, the horses, and the wonderful caring staff.”
Donations for this year’s fundraiser are still being accepted through May 15, and can be made through the organization’s website at www.PCFcutforacure.org. Be sure to find Quantum Leap Farm’s profile, and help fund the fight against pediatric cancer, or visit Quantum Leap Farm’s website at www.QuantumLeapFarm.org.
Sponsors included Veredus Hays, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Moffitt Cancer Center, USAmeriBank, Sport Clips Haircuts and WTSP Channel 10 News. These efforts helped raise more than $358,000 this year.
(Photos courtesy of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc.)