St. Baldrick’s Foundationhosted their annual fundraising event at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and in 2014 I jumped at the opportunity to participate and help raise awareness for childhood cancer research. I served as a celebrity barber, shaving the heads of participants who wanted to act in solidarity with kids who lose their hair during the fight against their disease.
I was actively involved in the event as a barber, first shaving Carlo Padula’s head, a second-year St. Baldrick’s participant. My next “customer” was Harlem Clemons, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of five and is now a cancer survivor. Harlem was very excited to see Streater, who is his football player of choice in his video games, and plans to tell all his friends that the Oakland Raider was his barber. Streater provided “Streater 80” t-shirts to all participants and hopes to come back and participate every year.