When Sienna Portolesi was six years old she saw an advertisement on TV that sparked a burning passion to help others that has never faded away.
It was an advertisement for The World's Greatest Shave, and now at age ten she will finally go under the barber's clippers to raise money for blood cancer.
"I want to help other people," Sienna said.
At noon on March 16 she will go to Griffith Central to have her long brown hair cut, with the leftover hair to be made into a wig for a bald child with cancer.
The money she raises will go towards funding research to help more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukemia, and melanoma, while improving their quality of life.
She’s already raised over $1200 towards her target of $2000, and she’s hoping to raise even more at her school.
On her own initiative, she has approached her principal and has asked for a casual clothes day, with a gold coin donation to help her reach her goal.
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