FMH Head-Shaving Event Raises Over $84K for Childhood Cancer Research

On June 20, Farmers Mutual Hail hosted their 19th annual St. Baldrick's Foundation head-shaving event to raise funds to support life-saving childhood cancer research.

With a goal of raising $80,000, Farmers Mutual Hail surpassed their goal and raised over $84,000 for St. Baldrick's, bringing their overall contributions to $1.6 million over the last 19 years.

Of the seven participants that shaved their head at the event, Brenda Trenter, FMH Insurance Specialist shared, "I decided to shave my head at this year's St. Baldrick's event to raise money to give back to research that saved my life. I wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for research and development of childhood cancer treatments. Thank you to everyone who donated or came to the event. It was a great turnout and I'm proud to be part of it!” Read Brenda's Story

In addition to those who shaved their heads, eight participants had their hair styled in wild updo’s to raise funds, and FMH Chief Operations Officer Aaron Rutledge and FMH Chief Brokerage Officer Brent Walker each received pies in the face to also raise funds for childhood cancer research.

In 2006, Farmers Mutual Hail hosted the very first St. Baldrick's event in Iowa and since then, 464 heads have gone bald to stand in solidarity with kids battling cancer worldwide. St. Baldrick's Foundation is celebrating their 25th year helping to Conquer Kids' Cancer.