A typical bride-to-be spends most of her time dreaming of the perfect wedding: the cake, the flowers and, of course, the dress. But for one Columbia woman, giving back to others is the first thing on her mind.
On May 9, Angela Phillips, 27, married Timothy Butterfield, 30, while on a getaway cruise. Then, on May 28, the couple hosted their formal wedding reception in Columbia, where they proudly shaved their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Tim and Angela were the first couple to shave their heads during their wedding reception to help raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.
St. Baldrick’s is a non-profit organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research by hosting worldwide head-shaving events where volunteers shave their heads in solidarity with kids who typically lose their hair during treatments.
Angela shaved her head at an event in 2009, and she wanted to do more this year. She decided that shaving her head at her wedding reception would make an impact. The couple asked their friends and family to participate as well. In lieu of gifts the couple asked for donations to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
For more information on St. Baldrick’s and their mission, visit their website at www.stbaldricks.org.