GoBald 2024: Register now to help raise RM1 mln, shave 500 heads for children battling cancer

Deputy Tourism Minister Dato Sebastian Ting (in yellow shirt) joins other barbers to shave the heads of participants at GoBald event in Miri last week. Photo credit: SCCS Facebook

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, June 25: Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society (SCCS) aims to raise RM1 million and shave 500 heads through its GoBald event this year to enhance and expand the support services provided to children with cancer and their families.

This includes a budgeted RM920,000 for medical aid, of which over RM630,000 has already been incurred this year alone, according to a media release today.


Participants can still sign up for GoBald 2024 to show their support for children with cancer by getting their heads shaved and raising funds. The main shave event in Kuching will take place on June 29 and 30. Registration is open at www.gobald.my until June 30.

Now in its 16th year, GoBald remains the first and largest head-shaving charity event in Sarawak. It is dedicated to raising funds for children battling cancer and serves as a powerful public demonstration of moral support.

The final leg of the GoBald main shave event of 2024 will be held this Sunday (June 30) at the Centre Court of Aeon Mall Kuching from 12.30pm to 6.30pm.

This year’s theme, ‘Beacon of Hope’, highlights the crucial role that ordinary individuals play as agents of hope for children with cancer and survivors, encouraging the public to step up in action and be part of the children’s journey to recovery.

Last year, the GoBald campaign raised over RM900,000, with over 160 participants shaving their heads.

In addition to the main shave event, family-friendly activities will take place on both days over the weekend. Saturday’s activities include a K-pop dance workshop by La Danse Studion at 2pm, a family storytelling and craft session with the Sarawak Storytellers Association (3pm) and a clown magician with balloon twisting (4pm).

Other weekend activities include a colouring corner, perler beads making, and resin art. Guests can also enjoy performances from Baby Dream Machine and La Danse Studio on the main shaving day.

The Society urges the public to join in this weekend to show support and help make a difference in the lives of children with cancer. Every contribution counts in achieving the goal of raising RM1 million to support these brave children and their families.

GoBald participants can choose to raise funds only, shave their heads, or both. Those opting for head-shaving must raise a minimum of RM50 to have their shave sponsored by SCCS.

For more information and to register, please visit www.gobald.my or walk in on the actual day.

SCCS expressed appreciation to all the sponsors and partners of GoBald 2024, including Ibraco Berhad, Salon Partners Ray’s Salon, Maison Monica Hair & Beauty Academy, Paul & Jennifer, Fion Hair Studio, Danny Hair Academy, and T2H Eternity; Events Partners Micklong Bridal Studio, Aaron Soon Photography, Snail Photography, DK Photography, Village Sound, and Orangutan Creation; as well as Venue Sponsors Kuching’s Aeon Mall and Miri’s Permaisuri Imperial City Mall.

Registration to participate in satellite shaves is still open to businesses, organisations, and corporations wishing to partner with GoBald in raising funds for the childhood cancer community as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Interested organisations can contact the SCCS team at 082-686276 or email em1@sccs.org.my. For the latest updates on GoBald 2024, follow SCCS on Facebook and Instagram @sccsmy for more information about upcoming events. — DayakDaily