Photo Courtesy: Comprehensive Cancer Center of Nevada

Golden Knights Player Shaves Head With Other Cancer Patients

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 02, 2018 - 5:21 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The fight against breast cancer is near and dear to Vegas Golden Knights' player Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and his wife Hannah.

Two days before the puck officially drops on the 2018-2019 season, Bellemare joined patients from Comprehensive Cancer Centers for a one-of-a-kind head-shaving event outside of T-Mobile Arena.

The event was designed to raise awareness and help kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). Bellemare, in addition to the attending patients, shaved each other's heads in what was a visually moving and captivating ceremony.

The event also featured comments from Jon Bilstein, who's the Executive Director of Comprehensive, as well as Angela VanBrackle. She's the Senior Development Manager of American Cancer Society. A donation of $20,000 was made to the American Cancer Society as part of Tuesday's event.