'We actually have hope.' Wilton students shave heads to fight childhood cancer
Forty-two people shaved their heads Tuesday to raise money to fight childhood cancer during the 14th annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event at Wilton High School.
One of the organizers, whose sister battled cancer, says seeing the school community gather together for this purpose gives families hope.
"It's extremely important for families like mine to have faith and hope that somebody who has cancer has the chance to live…we actually have hope," said Owen Theoharides.
The group had a goal of raising $20,000 and they more than doubled that - coming close to $45,000.
The head shaving fundraising event was on pause for two years due to the pandemic.