Supporting Cancer Research One Head at a Time

(from left to right; Riley Adamson, Cecelia McAfee, Isabel McAfee)

Photo from: Maureen McAfee

(from left to right; Riley Adamson, Cecelia McAfee, Isabel McAfee)

Isabel Hinkle, Web Editor

On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, three incredibly brave girls from the Coeur d’Alene area took an outgoing risk and the outcome was amazing. Riley A.Cecelia M., and Isabelle M., took part in the tradition of shaving their heads to raise money in order to support childhood cancer research. Riley Adamson is a student here at Lake City High School and I had the privilege of interviewing her.

It was an amazing experience, I would definitely do it again.”

— Riley Adamson

Adamson shaved her head in honor of two little boys named Zachary and Andy. Zachary is fighting against Neuroblastoma and Andy is fighting against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, otherwise known as “ALL”. Both of these boys are currently undergoing treatment. When asked if she would do this again, Adamson replied, “It was an amazing experience, I would definitely do it again.”

Although she felt nervous about shaving her head, in the end, she felt positive about the outcome. Adamson described the pro’s of having a shaved head as, “really great, I don’t have to brush it in the morning.” No shave November wasn’t a top priority for these ladies! Just make sure to keep warm this winter and put a hat on!