- Cullman, Alabama


November 26, 2012

Parkside Middle Schoolers went bald to fight cancer

Joining thousands across the country in ‘Be Bold, Be Bald!’ fundraising event.

CULLMAN — For many cancer patients, going bald is not a choice. It is just one of the many challenges they face as they bravely fight the disease. On Nov. 2, about 50 seventh- and eighth-grade students and their teachers at Parkside School “went bald” to raise money and awareness for cancer charities and research. They are participating in the fourth annual “Be Bold, Be Bald!” day, a nationwide cancer fundraising event. Thousands of people all across the country have registered to put vanity aside and wear a bald cap that day in tribute to the bravery of cancer patients everywhere. While doing this, they hoped to raise money and awareness to help fight back against this disease.

"This year, I am participating in memory of Diann Burden," states Jacy Douglas, a teacher at Parkside School and captain of Parkside's Be Bold, Be Bald team. "Diann lost her long battle with cancer this summer. She was an inspiration to me and to everyone who knew her. This is just one way for me to honor her memory while helping my students learn empathy for those who are going through treatment for this disease."

Eighth grade student Morgan Wilson said, "I am participating in ‘Be Bold, Be Bald!’ for the second time. It is an amazing fundraiser that helps in the search for a cure. I think everyone knows at least one person whose life has been affected by this dreadful disease. I hope that soon there will be a cure for cancer. Until then, I will continue to participate in Be Bold, Be Bald!"

“Be Bold, Be Bald!” is a national fundraiser started by Boston advertising agency, Small Army, after losing its co-founder to the disease. In just three years, the event has raised more than $400,000, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to cancer charities. In its fourth year, “Be Bold, Be Bald!” unites and supports more than 15 cancer charities, from well-known groups like LIVESTRONG to small, local charities like the East Alabama Medical Center Foundation and Heaps of Hope. Participants choose the charity they would like to support and grants are made accordingly. In 2010 and 2011, due to generous donations and support, each of the participating cancer charities received more than 100 percent of the funds raised on their behalf.

To make a contribution, visit or email Jacy Douglas at


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