Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines raised nearly half a million dollars for St. Jude after he promised he’d shave his head. The photos are more than worth the donation.

It was summer 2021, and if he’s being honest he’d tell you it was way too hot for all that hair anyway. Gaines asked his fans to “chip” in and donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as extra motivation for him to shave his head. In four days, he whipped up over $300,000 in donations.

His hair ended up going to Children With Hair Loss, a group that turned his hair into a wig for kids going through cancer treatment.

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Cindy Ord

Gaines and his wife Joanna are longtime supporters of St. Jude, having raised more than $1 million.

This was the second time Chip completed Operation Haircut: In 2017 he raised $230,000 and met Bailey, a 12-year-old who was being treated for bone cancer at St. Jude.

Every year, Taste of Country joins Townsquare Media radio stations nationwide for their Country Cares radiothons. The country music community has been the single biggest supporter of St. Jude through the years, with TSM raising more than $15 million in nine years.

Please consider joining Taste of Country and dozens of country stars in becoming a Partner in Hope. It's a $19 a month commitment that truly changes lives.

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