KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — WATE 6 On Your Side Storm Team Meteorologist Trent Magill will be a little “scruffy” in November.
In honor of “No Shave November,” Magill is helping raise money for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s pediatric hematology/oncology department.
The department treats children across the area with cancer and blood problems, including neutropenia, lymphoma, sickle cell disease, tumors, anemia, thrombocytopenia and leukemia.
Last year, WATE met Isaac Scott who was treated by the hospital for stage 4 lymphoma. A year later, all of his scans have been clear. He is about to celebrate his 20th birthday.
Many people in East Tennessee know of A.J. Cucksey. He has a brain tumor that affects his eyesight. The hospital put him in contact with Pittsburgh Steelers Josh Dobbs when the player played at the University of Tennessee. The two became fast friends and Cucksey recently visited the athlete in Pittsburgh.
To donate, visit WATE.com/NoShave.