The "Bald Cartoons" campaign features some of the most popular cartoon characters in the world. (Photo: GRAACC/Youtube)
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -
Popeye, Garfield, My Little Pony and Snoopy: some of the world's most famous cartoon characters are getting a very special makeover in an effort to help kids cope with losing their hair to cancer.
Knowing that hair loss brought on by chemotherapy can make children feel different from others, Brazilian cancer advocacy group GRAACC created a unique campaign called "Bald Cartoons."
According to the Bald Cartoons website, "Famous cartoons from all over the world have gone bald, sending out the message that a child with cancer deserves to be seen just like any other child."
The "Bald Cartoons" video features kids talking about how it made them feel to lose their hair to cancer. As images of the bald cartoon characters appear, the children's faces light up; one boy says, "I thought that if I took my hat off at school people would laugh, but now I don't feel that anymore."
The campaign has garnered national attention in Brazil; the video says 91% of Brazilians on social media supported the campaign. Learn more about "Bald Cartoons" here, including how you can submit your own artwork to the campaign.