Now in his fourth year of remission, he will shave his head Sept. 15 at the Halsted Village Great Clips, Halsted and 12 Mile Roads in Farmington Hills, to raise funds for a foundation he helped create called Stephen's Soldiers. The event is open to anyone willing to lose a little hair to support childhood cancer research, community education and programs for young cancer patients and their families.
Stephen intends to do more than just raise funds. A student at Lyman Briggs Residential College at Michigan State University, his goal is to become a pediatric oncologist.
So far, three Stephen's Soldiers team members signed up for the Shave to Save event have raised more than $1,000. In addition to head shaving, there will be balloon shaving, a silent auction and giveaways.
To make a donation, sign up to have your head shaved or to learn more, visit stephenssoldiers.org or call 866-218-9930, extension 400.