With participant donations, outside donations, and sponsorships all in, this year’s Bald is Beautiful event raised $40,814 for local cancer patients!!!

To everyone who participated in this year’s event and all those who made donations to our local cancer center … THANK YOU!!!

Save the date for next year’s event – Saturday, May 2, 2020!


To view photos from Saturday, May 4th’s event, please visit Scott Hussey’s website. Thank you, Scott!

Bald is Beautiful is a fundraiser for Cheshire Medical Center’s NCCC Kingsbury Pavilion, our local nonprofit cancer center in Keene, NH. Participants gather donations from their neighbors, co-workers, family and friends and, in turn for that support, have their head or beard shaved, or donate their hair, courtesy of MJD & Co. Hair Designs.

All proceeds support the Patient Relief Fund* and Cancer Care Fund* and benefit local cancer patients.

Do I need to shave my head? No!

• New this year! Shave your Beard!
• If a participant has 10 or more inches of hair, it can be donated to Pantene Great Lengths. This can be done instead of, or in addition to, shaving your head.
• Join a team, only one team member has to shave their head.
• Instead of shaving, share why you are passionate about this cause. Creating your page to share how cancer has touched you or a loved one is a powerful way to raise awareness and support for patients in treatment.



We participate in Bald is Beautiful because raising money to help those with cancer is important to us. Having known so many people who have had cancer, we wanted to support The Kingsbury Pavilion/Norris Cotton Cancer Center. We love the fact all the money raised goes toward helping local patients with expenses for travel, medication, etc. This event also gives us an opportunity to honor all of the people we, our friends, and our family members have known who have had struggled against cancer.   – The Riggios

Tips for fundraising:


  • Let people know why you are participating.
  • Use all kinds of media – Facebook, Twitter, email, phone calls, etc. to ask for donations.
  • Ask local businesses to donate to you and/or your team.
  • Share stories (with permission if needed) of people you know who have been impacted by cancer.
  • Start fundraising early.
  • Say “Thank You”!!


Thank you to Scott Hussey Photography for being the photo sponsor for Bald is Beautiful! Scott joined us again this year and took wonderful Before & After photos of participants. To view the 2019 photo gallery, please visit Scott’s website. Thank you!

For questions or more information:

Please contact Genny Alexander, Events Planner, at 603-354-5454 x2116 or

Thank you for supporting our local cancer patients!


*The Patient Relief Fund provides financial assistance to local patients receiving care at the Kingsbury Pavilion who have difficulty covering daily living costs like gas, heating fuel, and groceries. The Cancer Care Fund allows the purchase of equipment and items for patient care and comfort at the Kingsbury Pavilion, such as television monitors for chemotherapy infusion chairs and blanket warmers.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!


To learn more about becoming a sponsor of Bald is Beautiful, please contact Jim Boden, Director of Annual Giving, at 603-354-6810.

For 11 years, MaryJane and her staff have helped make Bald is Beautiful a success. Thank you sharing your time and talent to support local cancer patients!