Bald is Beautiful LYNNE COPE HUMMELL Celeste Iannazzo of Salon 5200 shaves the head of Bluffton resident Jeffrey Watkins at the annual St. Baldrick’s head-saving fundraiser held March 8 at Poseidon on Hilton Head Island. Watkins hadn’t planned to have his head shaved, but when his teenage son Dillon had his head shaved for the eighth year in a row, he said, “I can’t let my son shave his head and not do it myself.” The event, presented by Hilton Head residents Terry and Cynthia Cermak, in honor of their son Henry, raises funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, whose mission is to find cures for childhood cancers. Henry Cermak died of brain cancer in 2008 at the age of 12.
Memorial Gives COURTESY MEMORIAL HEALTH Memorial Health presented a check Feb. 27 to representatives of Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia for its sponsorship of the 2019 Komen Race for the Cure in Savannah. Pictured from left are Shayne George, Memorial Health CEO; Aileen Gabbey, executive director, Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia; Dr. Ray Rudolph, retired breast surgeon and Komen Coastal Georgia board member; and Dr. Aaron Pederson, radiation oncologist at Memorial Health. Memorial has served as the local presenting sponsor for the 5K since its inception in 2009. The Race for the Cure will be held April 27, beginning at Ellis Square. Register at KomenCoastalGeorgia.org.
Birthday Books COURTESY GFWC Members of GFWC Woman’s League of the Lowcountry observed Dr. Seuss’s birthday a day early, on March 1, by donating copies of his books to children who attend the Agape House after-school program in Hardeeville. Club members read stories to the children and refreshments were served as part of the celebration.
Welcome to the beautiful lowcountry and Bluffton, SC.