On Tuesday, April 30, Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike Alstott shaved his head as part of the Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge presented by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Alstott joined the growing list of athletes, celebrities, and businessmen and women who have all gone bald to raise money and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF).
Invited guests from the Pediatric Cancer Foundation were treated to dinner at Island Way Grill as well as a meet & greet with Alstott and his family before a few of the PCF children took the first swipes with the trimmer to help Alstott go bald.
Mike made this bold statement to raise money and bring awareness to a terrible disease that afflicts so many children. Each year, over 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. In the United States, childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children. Based on these statistics, He felt like he had to do something to raise awareness for those precious children battling cancer.
With its national headquarters in Tampa, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer through the Sunshine Project, the Foundation's collaborative research initiative. By employing doctors and researchers from the country's top institutions, the Sunshine Project is fast-tracking the development of new drugs and therapies that will ultimately lead to the cure of childhood cancers.