Residents to Go Bald for Toddler
One local family of USAO alums is once again reminding people how beautiful bald can be.
The family of two-year-old Audri King began a huge fundraising campaign just days after the toddler was diagnosed in April with embryonic rhabdomyosacroma cancer, a rare and aggressive form of children’s cancer.
Her family is hosting its second Bald is Beautiful event, this time in Chickasha. Bald is Still Beautiful, will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the A&E Grill parking lot off Grand Avenue.
Workers from 220 Salon will be there to shave participants’ heads to raise money for treatments, support and expenses for Audri and her family. There will be door prizes and raffled items as well.
Audri’s family set up the fundraising campaign, LadyBugHugs.org, to help the family. After Audri beats the cancer, it will continue to serve future families who also must fight childhood cancer.
Audri has been undergoing chemotherapy to kill the cancerous cells. Her uncle Daniel Byard said she is doing well through all the medical treatments.
“The PET scan showed diminished activity with reduction in size of the tumors,” Byard said. “She still have about six more months of chemo to go, but she is staying strong.”
Byard indicated that Audri most likely will not have to go through radiation.
Audri’s parents, USAO graduate Brandon King and former student Janae King, live in Chickasha. Audri has two sisters, Brooke and Chloe.
To pre-register for the event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about Audri and her family at LadyBugHugs.org or on her Facebook page.