Chip Gaines’ hair clips to support cancer research

Chip Gaines will cut his hair to donate to children with hair loss and is asking for donations to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

WACO, Texas – Magnolia’s Chip Gaines takes a stand against cancer by restarting a social media challenge for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and donating his own hair to children with hair loss.

Gaines will cut his hair with the help of former St. Jude patient, 16-year-old Bailey, in “Operation Haircut Part 2”.

Chip and Joanna Gaines first met Bailey in 2017 when he was being treated for bone cancer. He underwent chemotherapy, radiation therapy, limb-sparing surgeries, and multiple other surgeries and procedures for nearly a year. He is now cancer free.

Chip first donated his hair in 2017 with “Operation Haircut” and raised $230,000 through social media, according to the press release. Gaines is hoping for a similar outcome with this latest challenge.

“Once you meet the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, you can’t forget them,” Gaines said.

Chip and Joanna Gaines first met Bailey in 2017 when he was being treated for osteosarcoma. Thanks to St. Jude™, Bailey is now cancer free and you can let him play golf, spend time with his family or hit the road (he’s a new driver!). We love St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital not only because they help children like Bailey fight cancer and disease, but also because they cover all the costs of a family receiving care, including treatment, housing, meals and travel. That’s a mission we can stand behind! To donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, visit magno.li/chipin. #ChipInForStJude

Posted by Magnolia on Tuesday 24 August 2021

Gaines’ goal is to reach $150,000, $114,135 has been raised so far.

Interested donors have until Friday 27 August to donate.

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