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Going Bald for Charity

Dozens shaved their heads for the 4th annual St. Baldrick's Day event Sunday in Candor. It raises money for  pediatric cancer research, a cause that participants say they will do anything to support, even if it means going bald.

"I work in a hospital laboratory and I worked in the emergency room and we've had children here that were diagnosed during a routine emergency room visit and I have two children of my own and I know I wouldn't ever want to feel the way those families felt so to be able to help is the least I could do," said Holly Naughton, participant.

Both men and women are here shaving their heads Sunday and they say that knowing it goes to a great cause means a lot to them.

"I really feel great being part of this event. St. Baldrick's foundation is a very good foundation. It raises a lot of money. It does cancer research for pediatrics and it's a very good cause, just really is," said Kelly Starkweather, organizer.

Knitted hats were also donated to keep the participants heads warm.

And even the younger crowd got in on the action.

"It makes me happy because to know that you're helping kids with cancer, it's a big help to the kids if you help someone you can help yourself by doing that too"

Sunday's event brought in over 17 thousand dollars for Saint Baldrick's.

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