Kehoe brothers balding for dollars

Brothers hoping to raise $1,500 for Children's Hospital and the fight against children's cancer.

Jackson and Liam Kehoe.

Jackson and Liam Kehoe.

Two local brothers are trying to raise money and awareness of children’s cancer by joining the Balding for Dollars event at the Children’s Hospital on May 4.

This is their second year participating in the event for Liam, 12, and Jackson, 10, Kehoe, students of Blue Mountain elementary.

Last year the boys raised more than $900. This year, with the help of family, friends, their school and community, they are aiming for $1,500. So far they have eclipsed the $500 mark.

Other local elementary schools are also supporting the boys. Glenwood, Laity View and Hammond already have collection cans in their office, and the boys hope more partake.

The overall goal for the event is $50,000, and so far it has reached almost $30,000. On May 4, participants will arrive to a carnival-like atmosphere at the hospital, where they will have their head shaved.

•Donate at the above listed schools, or directly online at https://secure.bcchf.ca/SuperheroPages/main.cfm?Event=BFD&Member=20830.