Turkey Hill Store Manager Shaves Head, Raises Funds to Fight Breast Cancer
Turkey Hilda snips the first lock of Danielle's hair.
Some people weren't sure what to think when Danielle Youngman, manager of the Turkey Hill Minit Markets Store in Yorkanna, Pennsylvania (East Prospect Rd. and Mt. Pisgah Rd.), promised to shave her head in support of cancer survivors experiencing hair loss from chemotherapy.
"I had my doubts about whether she would actually go through with it," said Danielle's mother, Connie George. "She has such pretty hair."
Nevertheless, off came the hair-right on schedule at 6:00 p.m., during an August 19 event at the Yorkanna Turkey Hill.
"I have a choice to lose my hair," Danielle said. "People with cancer don't have that choice. I am just losing my hair-they could lose their lives."
Turkey Hilda did the honors of making the first few cuts, skillfully working the scissors. Danielle's husband, Timothy Youngman, took care of the final close shaving.
Danielle holds a donation check to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Leading up to the event was a six-week donation drive for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to breast cancer research and education. Customers at Turkey Hill Minit Markets stores in Wrightsville, Lancaster, and Columbia, Pennsylvania, donated more than $1,000 during the drive. Attendees contributed additional funds at the head-shaving event in Yorkanna.
In further support of the cause, two other Turkey Hill Minit Markets Associates also joined Danielle in braving the scissors. District Advisor Ryan Lefever shaved his head, and Heather Garner, manager of the Turkey Hill store in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, sacrificed her ponytail.