St. Baldricks Holds Cancer Fundraiser
By: Kelly Sommariva
Friday night at the Red 9 was all about 6-year-old Colton Hagemann and his fight against Leukemia.
Colton is a typical, fun-loving boy from Mead. He was diagnosed with cancer last year and since then, he's been asked to grow up too quickly.
To raise money in support of Colton and the 160,000 other kids diagnosed with cancer every year, his mom Patricia and 26 others decided to go bald.
“Shortly after I did, he didn't want to wear his hat anymore. He was proud to walk through public without hair and he was very happy I did it. Tonight I'm doing it for other kids with cancer besides my son,” said Patricia.
The fundraiser was put on by the St. Baldrick's organization. So far, they've raised $10,000. If you would like to donate, you can do so at their website www.stbaldricks.org. All the money they raise goes directly child cancer research.