WACO, Texas — UPDATE: Read the newest story and watch video of Chip Gaines cutting his hair:
Gaines will cut his hair with the help of former St. Jude patient, 16-year-old Bailey, in "Operation Haircut Part 2".
Chip and Joanna Gaines first met Bailey in 2017 when he was getting treatment for bone cancer. He underwent nearly a year of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, limb-sparing surgery and multiple other surgeries and procedures. He is now cancer-free.
Chip first donated his hair in 2017 with “Operation Haircut” and raised $230,000 via social media, according to the news release. Gaines is hoping for a similar outcome with this latest challenge.
In a statement to 6 News Tuesday: Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital said:
“Chip and Joanna Gaines have provided an incredible amount of love, kindness and support to the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the years. From a stunning new dining room for patient families staying at St. Jude Target House to a garden playhouse for St. Jude patients to play in – their creativity is matched by their generosity." “We’re thankful for Chip and his generous fans, whose giving will determine his new look. Their support in funds generated will help St. Jude accelerate research and treatment for catastrophic childhood diseases worldwide and ensure that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude.”
Gaines' goal is to reach $250,000, so far $114,135 has been raised.
Interested donators have until Friday, Aug. 27 to donate.