Heard on the Hill

Rep. Will Hurd ‘honored’ to shave constituent’s head

Lisa Sanders, who lost her daughter in 2007 to a brain tumor, ‘braved the shave’ for cancer research fundraiser

Rep. Will Hurd shaves Lisa Sanders' head at a fundraiser for childhood cancer research on Tuesday. (Courtesy St. Baldrick's Foundation)

Rep. Will Hurd helped a hometown hero “brave the shave” Tuesday at a fundraiser for childhood cancer research.

The Texas Republican shaved the head of Lisa Sanders from Helotes, Texas, at a “46 Mommas” event hosted by St. Baldrick's Foundation — a volunteer- and donor-powered charity focused on curing childhood cancer, according to its website.

Hurd posted a video to social media with Sanders, who lost her daughter to a brain tumor in 2007, before doing the honors of shaving off all her hair.

“I promised her I’d try to find a cure in whatever way possible,” Sanders says in the video.

Hurd, moved by her story, gave her a hug. “It’s an honor for me to shave your head,” he told her.

The 46 Mommas is a group of moms of children diagnosed with cancer. They were advocating on Capitol Hill this week for funding for childhood cancer research, according to a Facebook post.

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