Centennial HS Girl Shaves Head for Cancer Research
Delaney Karnes, 17, raised $700 for childhood cancer research.
Centennial High School junior Delaney Karnes went back to school on Monday sporting a different hairstyle. The 17-year-old spontaneously shaved her head bald to raise money for childhood cancer research over the weekend.
Moved to participate in the St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser at The Harp Irish Pub on Sunday, March 10, Karnes ended up collecting $700 toward research, said Lynn McIntyre, who attended the event.
"Her mother said she has a heart for helping people," McIntyre said of the local student, who wants to study cosmetology after high school.
Including Karnes contribution, approximately $50,000 was raised during the St. Baldrick's event.
"She sure had a great deal of confidence and courage," said McIntyre. "I was so proud of her!"