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Mom-to-be going bald for charity

Pictured: Niccole Foster, shown year dressed for a

Pictured: Niccole Foster, shown year dressed for a ’70s party, won’t have those curly locks for long. (March 9, 2011) Photo Credit: Handout

A Centerport woman isn't letting her pregnancy get in the way of making a big sacrifice for charity.

Niccole Foster, 23, who is three months pregnant, is having her head shaved along with 15 others Saturday at her family’s business, Urban Coffee in Greenlawn, as part of a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The national organization, which has raised nearly $57 million since it was founded in 2000, encourages people to shave their heads to support research toward the cure of childhood cancers.

Foster, an admitted free spirit who recently skydived from 15,000 feet, said she was thinking about shaving her head anyway last year just for the experience. When she found out about St. Baldrick’s it was a lock, and even the apprehension of being bald and pregnant at the same time couldn’t stop her.

It’s almost better this way,” Foster said. “I’m having a child, and we’re doing this for childhood cancers. I’m glad I’m still doing this. Everything happens for a reason.”

Foster and the others, known as Team Urban Coffee, will get their heads shaved by two barbers Saturday at 3 p.m. at the coffee shop’s 101 Broadway location. (Foster asked her husband, Joseph, to cut her hair  -- he politely declined.) The group has raised $8,500 toward its $10,000 goal.

For more information on donating, contact Urban Coffee at 631-261-7979 or visit stbaldricks.org and search for Niccole Foster.

Pictured: Niccole Foster, shown here dressed for a ’70s party, won’t have those curly locks for long.

Check back Saturday for more coverage.

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