Methodist in the Media

Nonpareil: Event Raises Funds in Battle Against Cancer

Published: June 9, 2015

Hair and soccer balls flew Saturday as another round of the Bald and the Brave Challenge raised more money for Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital’s Spirit of Courage Charitable Patient Care Fund.

This year’s campaign has raised almost $23,000 so far, said Tara Slevin, vice president of development and volunteer services. Four Council Bluffs city departments are competing to see which team can raise the most money.

Public Works has raised $7,076, city employees at large have brought in $6,547, the Police Department has cornered $6,089 and the Fire Department has responded with $2,917, she said.

The Daily Nonpareil reported that more than 100 people got their head shaved at the event.