Good News: ’46 Mommas’ Go Bald to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

When Maisy Yeager’s son, Zarek, was just 8 years old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia. Luckily, Zarek is now cancer-free, making it through years of draining surgeries and steroid treatments. But countless other children — nearly 2,000 a year, according to the National Cancer Institute — are not so lucky. It’s why Yeager and 45 other mothers from around the U.S. and Canada convened in Boston on Sunday to have their heads shaved bald in a public ceremony for the fifth annual 46 Mommas event — so-named to symbolize that each weekday of the year, 46 mothers in the U.S. are told that their child has cancer. This year the moms raised more than $200,000 for the national St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which fundraises for pediatric cancer research. Click here for more on these awesome “Mommas” and their charity!