First Pfizer Global Supply Colleagues Go Bald for Childhood Cancer

First Pfizer Global Supply Colleagues Go Bald for Childhood Cancer

The cafeteria at the Pfizer Global Supply plant in Sanford, N.C., recently turned into a barber shop as a team of 14 colleagues had their heads shaved in front of their peers to raise money for childhood cancer.

The team raised nearly $30,000 to date, surpassing the original goal of $25,000. The money was donated to The St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds grants for childhood cancer research in the U.S.

Pfizer's participation was the idea of Hope Buchanan, a senior quality specialist who has had her head shaved three previous times for St. Baldrick's.

"I couldn't think of a better way to raise the money than posing a challenge to management here," Buchanan said. "And they willingly accepted."

Site Leader Dennis Jones took the challenge a step further by not only shaving his head, but shaving his beard as well for an additional donation of $1,000.

The team of "shavees" originally had 13 colleagues, but Kevin Lloyd, Manager, Operations & Systems Support, was so impressed by the event that on the spur of the moment he challenged the audience to pledge $100 for him to have his head shaved. Colleagues immediately donated three times his request, and he joined the others in going bald.

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