UCSF Child Oncologists Shave Heads to Fight Cancer

In solidarity for children fighting cancer, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital hosted a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event on Nov. 16 at the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building.

Mignon Loh, MD, gets her head shaved at the fundraiser. Photo by

Cindy Chew

Patients, parents, and doctors bravely had their hair clipped and buzzed to help raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. Live music, gourmet pizza, and artisanal ice cream accompanied the fundraising celebration.

Professional barbers as well as patients had a chance to clip the hair of their favorite UCSF doctors, including Mignon Loh, MD, chief of pediatric oncology, as well as other pediatric cancer specialists including Amit Sabnis, MD, Theo Nicolaides, MD, and Steve Dubois, MD.

More than $22,000 was raised for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that hosts worldwide head-shaving events where volunteers collect pledges in support of children fighting cancer. St. Baldrick’s Foundation has been a large supporter of UCSF’s clinical and basic cancer research programs.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is an international leader in the research and treatment of childhood cancer.