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Brave the Shave -- support kids with cancer

The first-ever Brave the Shave in Dickinson -- a benefit to help kids with cancer -- will be held Saturday, April 7.

Organizing the event, the Dickinson State University Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program, is looking for participants to shave or cut their hair.

Paige Lillis, who is a TR scholar at Dickinson State, said the program is modeled after the Brave the Shave event in Bismarck.

The Dickinson  program starts at 1:30 p.m. in the DSU Scott Gymnasium. Participants will be shaving or cutting their hair. Meanwhile, there will be a photo booth, balloon art and face painting for the kids. Buster the Blue Hawk will attend, and there will be refreshments bar.

“There’s about 60 of us (in the TR program), and we’ve been looking for new events to do. This will be a great outreach for the community,” she said.

The TR scholars invite individuals to consider shaving their head, or cutting 8 or more inches of hair. Family and friends can support them by making a donation in their name.

The money goes to Brave the Shave Family Fund and to the Andrew McDonough Be Positive (B+) Foundation. .

“Some of the money will go toward childhood cancer and research, but most will go to families in North Dakota who have kids with cancer,” she said.

Participants may enter as individuals or as a team.

For more information on how to participate, visit

For further questions, contact the TRHLP at 701-483-2114 or email