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Tori Tijerina shaved head for charitable cause, October 2014
Bartlett firefighter Tori Tijerina has fulfilled her promise. She had her head completely shaved at the end of her month-long campaign to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. She planned the project after noticing how generous her mostly male fellow firefighters are with their time each October as part of their union’s efforts to support breast cancer patients. Then she learned that a couple of those co-workers had prostate cancer. She began researching the disease and decided to help the cause during September, which was National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. She found a sponsor in Memphis-based Wings Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps cancer patients and their families with support for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. All donated funds are used locally, and recipients are never charged for the help.
Photo by Amanda Swain