WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Saint Baldrick's held its fourth annual Shave for Sean on Saturday to raise money and awareness to fight childhood cancer.
The event was held on Saturday, April 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church on Sixth Street.
"It was started by our oldest son, Cole, who wanted to shave his head to honor his brother, Sean, and raise money and awareness to help fight childhood cancer. Sean was diagnosed at three with Ewing Sarcoma," said Sean's mother Corinna Fleming.
This year's event included a bake sale and a silent auction, all while raising money towards each participant's shave. Over 300 people attended, including a special appearance by Spiderman and Queen Elsa.
One participant, Anita Heston, has been coming every year since it began. This year she raised over $4,000 for the charity.
This year Shave for Sean has raised over $25,000 and donations are still being accepted.
"Every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer; every three hours a child dies from cancer and our mission is to help change that," said Fleming.
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