While many teenage girls primp themselves to perfection during the precious minutes of their mornings, one girl’s routine has just been cut short. Literally.
To raise money for cancer research, 16-year-old Jasmine McCann this week shaved her head. So did her father, Tim McCann, 51, both of La Crescenta.
They are among more than 30,000 volunteers raising money through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The Monrovia-based foundation has collected $13 million so far this year, drawing thousands to shave or be shaved at events nationwide.
This is the 10th year that Tim McCann has had his head shaved at Matt Denny’s Ale House restaurant in Arcadia, where the event draws local fire and police officials and family and friends of cancer survivors.
McCann’s parents died of cancer, with his father spending his last nine years enduring chemotherapy treatments, he said.
“They couldn’t cure it,” Tim McCann said. “They could just keep it in check. It was a rough ride for him.”