Meet Amazing Valley Family Who Went Bald for Cancer

By KSEE News

Published 07/21 2014 09:39AM

Updated 07/21 2014 09:59AM

Oliver Ajluni's family is taking childhood cancer research a hair further. His mother, grandmother, brother and a host of other family, friends and strangers shaved their heads for awareness.

The "shave-a-thon" happened a week ago at the Visalia Rawhide baseball game. The goal of the Ajluni family was to raise $5,000. All the money would go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which- according to its website- is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers.

Olly is in remission from a rare cancer called Acute Multi System Langerhan Cell Histiocytosis. His family is so grateful and amazed he's in remission they want to do more to help raise awareness so no other family has to be told "there is no cure."

"It touched us when we said 'is there a cure and they said no there is just not enough funding.' So it was my mom's idea to contact St. Bladricks," said Olly's mother Shannan Ajluni. 

The Ajluni's were able to reach half their goal of $5,000, but it's not too late. Click here to help them reach their goal and help end childhood cancer.

You can also visit Olly's Facebook page at "Praying for Little Olly."

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