BOISE -- Some staff members at St. Luke's Hospital are going above and beyond to help patients.
A group of pediatric nurses and doctors is raising money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to help pay for childhood cancer research. But that's not all they're doing.
All 24 members of the team will also be shaving their heads in support of the cause.
They've even formed a team Breaking Bald -- a play on words punning on the popular TV series Breaking Bad.
Savannah Johnson is one of the patients receiving cancer treatment at St. Luke's in downtown Boise.
Every week we have to drive to the hospital and then we have to go home. And then the next week we have to come back to the hospital and then go home, said Johnson.
The brave 9-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in December. She has lymphoblastic lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects her bones.
Nurses say her ability to smile through it all is inspiring.
So brave and so strong and so resilient, said Registered Nurse Kristin Dewey who cares for her.
Patients in the pediatric oncology unit make a big impact on the people who work in the department. That's why team memvers will soon be taking a big step to support them--shaving off all their hair.
I've never seen myself bald so I have no idea what to expect, added Dewey.
On March 8, members of team Breaking Bald will be shave in honor of their young patients.
Whether you're five-years-old or 16-years-old it's a really big deal and it's losing a big part of your identity. said Dewey.
The gesture is part of a fundraiser for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
I empathize and so I want people to know that this is happening, said Hilary Rayhill, a pediatric intensive care nurse at St. Luke's.
Team members hope to raise $50,000. The money helps fund cancer research for treatment and cures.
The parents are like, OK, you kind of get it. Our life is completely changed and you're going to completely change the way people see you as a result of what you see us go through, added Rayhill.
The patients who receive care at St. Luke's appreciate it, too.
I think it's nice that they're doing that, said Johnson of her nurses efforts.
According to the foundation's website, St. Baldrick's has provided 100 million dollars for childhood cancer research grants since 2005.
If you'd like to donate to team Breaking Bald, click here.