100% Brave. 100% Shave. 100% Cure.

Since 2009, Be Brave and Shaves have been hosted throughout the Washington, DC metro area to help fight childhood cancer at Children’s National Medical Center.

THANK YOU to all of our Heroes!

What is “Be Brave and Shave”?
Local police, firefighters, private schools, sports teams, and patient families have hosted shave events to raise funds and awareness for the cancer research program at Children’s National.

Participants register for personal fundraising pages through DonorDrive and ask friends, families and community partners to donate money to the cause. Participants then shave their heads at the final shave event, celebrating their fundraising success and symbolically joining the brave children who lose their hair due to chemotherapy treatments.

Why Children’s National? Approximately 300 children are diagnosed with cancer every year at Children’s National and it provides more than 19,000 visits annually for families with a child undergoing cancer treatment.

Gross proceeds to benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders to create the Lexi Speight Chair in Pediatric Oncology, an endowed professorship created in memory of 8 year old Lexi Speight. In her memory, we fight to identify innovative therapies to treat cancer and ultimately find a cure for childhood cancer.

To organize a Be Brave and Shave event, contact Megan Trenery at mtrenery@childrensnational.org or 301.565.8521.

How Philanthropy Helps



Make a difference in the life

of a child fighting cancer.