ORLANDO -- Braves Starting Pitcher Kris Medlen has gone bald and he is inviting Braves fans to join him. Medlen had his head shaved today at Spring Training to lead the Rally vs Cancer challenge and draw more awareness to Childhood Cancer.
Medlen and his wife Nicki are the new Braves Spokespersons for the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Through the Rally vs Cancer challenge, Medlen will encourage fans to join in the fight against No. 1 disease killer of children in America.
Individuals and teams can raise pledges and host head shaving events in support of the cause. Medlen has already donated 10, 000 dollars, and will donate another 1,000 dollars to the first 10 Rally vs Cancer challenge participants who raise 1,000 dollars.
Fellow Braves, Lucas Sims, has accepted the challenge and will donate 500 dollars to the first 10 Rally vs Cancer challenge participants who raise 500 dollars. Like Medlen , Sims will also shave his head at a later date during Spring Training .