SEATTLE -- They call their team the "Goldmanlocks". Its members include Mom, Dad, and their three boys. On a Wednesday afternoon at Seattle Children’s they all wait in line to get their heads shaved.
“It will be quite a statement to walk out in public with five bald heads,” said Gloria Goldman.
The goal for the Goldman family, along with everyone else going bald, is to raise money for childhood cancer research.
“This is a way for us to be thankful for what we've got and to give back,” said Oliver Goldman. “Have to admit, we didn't know anything about this before Rhys was diagnosed”.
Even though Rhys Goldman is just six year old, he’s already a cancer survivor who knows what it's like to be hairless.
“Because I was having medicine that made it fall out,” said Rhys.
This time, it's his choice to go bald at the St. Baldricks Foundation Head-Shaving event and he's raised a lot of money to do it.
“Almost 8 thousand,” he said.
Team Goldmanlocks along with their friends from school, The Laurelhurst Bears, raised an additional 16-thousand dollars. It's money that goes a long way to help doctors at Seattle Children's care for patients like never before.
“It does go a very long way, it's hard to imagine how we could have made the progress we have in the last 10 years without St. Baldricks,” said Seattle Children’s oncologist, Dr. Doug Hawkins.
Dr. Hawkins knows the importance of this annual event. Last year he got his head shaved. This year he shares advice and appreciation.
“They are very brave. I know how brave they are. It will grow back. I know that. It took a while , but it will grow back,” said Dr. Hawkins.
For Gloria and Oliver it gets emotional watching their boys get buzz cuts to help kids with cancer.
“This is the first time we have seen him (Rhys) with stubble, he hadn't had hair before that,” said Gloria.
Mom and Dad go next.
By losing their locks, the Goldman's make a bold statement and they hope it will help write a happy ending for all kids with cancer.
“If people like us didn't do this, there wouldn't be as much money for cancer research,” said Gloria.