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Dozens shave heads to support cancer patients

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Posted at 9:51 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-06 11:02:57-04

STURGEON BAY, Wis. — It was a special day for many in Door County Friday as people came together to help cancer patients and their families, all part of Door Cancer's event.

The razors were warmed up and ready to go as people crowded Sonny's Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria to raise money.

"The money stays here in the county to help the people while they're in cancer treatment. We help them with financial assistance," said Barb Herdina who is the president of Door Cancer.

She said the money will help pay for things like groceries, utility bills, gas, and other non-medical bills.

More than two dozen people came out to shave their heads.

Many of them told us this is an opportunity they just couldn't pass up to help out members of their community.

"My mom is a two time cancer survivor and my mother-in-law is a one time cancer survivor," said Jeff Norton who had his head shaved.

Norton added that to be able to help others going through the same experience he has gone through is special.

"It's amazing to see a community of 10 thousand people in Sturgeon Bay get behind something like this and be this involved with people that, a lot of the people that get the benefits, are strangers to them," said Norton.

For many people, it didn't take much thought for them to come out and shave their heads, including Green Bay Packers guard Lucas Patrick.

"So many people are out here supporting the cause, and it's all for good donations raised and, you know, raising awareness," said Patrick.

Even the women shaved their heads in support of those with cancer, like Laurie Chapman who shaved her head alongside her husband, John.

She said they raised more than 15 hundred dollars.

"It makes me feel great because it's coming from my friends, not just in Door County but also in the Green Bay area. Everybody is so supportive. It's incredible. We live in a great community," said Laurie.