Thursday, April 28, 2005

Hair Cut-a-thon has the story of a Hair Cut-a-thon held in support of the Loma Linda-based Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of the Inland Empire.
Whenever Andrew Raad has been a patient at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, where is being treated for leukemia, his mother holds his hand and comforts him.

This weekend, the 5-year-old Upland boy returned the favor.

"He came up to me and he said I'll hold your hand so you are not scared,'" said Maria Rivera-Raad, who shaved her head during a Hair Cut-a-thon in support of her son and other children battling cancer.
It was the organizations first-ever hair-cutting event, and it successfully raised over $8,000.

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