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Apex Legends streamer NiceWigg shaves head in the name of charity

by Eli Becht
L: NiceWigg R: St. Jude's

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Apex Legends streamer Jack 'NiceWigg' Martin shaved his head on camera as a result of raising over $10,000 for St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

As a reward for reaching 10,000 donations on stream, NiceWigg shaved off his luscious locks, which his viewers were greatly looking forward to.

He was able to cross this donation threshold thanks to a timely host from DrLupo, who was coming off his own charity stream for St. Jude.

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DrLupo raised over $2 million for St Jude's during his 24-hour stream, including a massive $1 million donation from Twitch near the end of the broadcast. Ninja, TimTheTatman, and many other viewers and streamers were able to chip in to help Lupo raise all of that money.

NiceWigg was very grateful for the host and thanked DrLupo with a heartfelt message.

"DrLupo thank you for the host," he tweeted. From the bottom of me and my mom’s heart thank you. I appreciate you and all you done, absolutely mind blown."

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While raising money for charity is enough of an incentive for many people, some like to have milestones to aim for, which is why the CLG pro offered to shave his head.

After he buzzed his hair off, he couldn't help but notice his uncanny resemblance to pro skateboarder Tony Hawk.

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For those out of the loop, St Jude Children's Research Hospital focuses on children with cancer. As part of their mission to help heal children with cancer, they do not charge their patients' parents massive medical bills as other hospitals are notorious for in the United States.

Instead, they rely on their income, 75% of it to be exact, through donations like this which makes these charity streams all the more impressive.

On top of that, St. Jude says the daily operating cost is $2.2 million, which means Lupo's entire 24-hour stream was only enough to cover a day. Obviously, they receive donations from many other sources but it is eye-opening to see how much money they really need.

If you'd like to donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital yourself then you are able to do so here.