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Volunteers Shave Heads to Help Fund Children Cancer Research

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Some volunteers are going bald to contribute to children's cancer research.

Sunday the Binghamton Firefighter's Benevolent Association hosted its annual Saint Baldrick's Event

More than 30 volunteers were brave enough to shave! Today's event helped to raise more than $10,000 that will help fund children's cancer research.

According to the Saint Baldrick's foundation, only 4% of all federal cancer research is dedicated to pediatric cancer research and they say the children could use more support.

"They need someone to look out for them, with chemo and stuff they lose their hair. So we're just trying to show them we care and be there for them," said firefighter and PR Director of Binghamton Firefighter's Benevolent Association Chris Mallery.

"Kids that suffer from cancer, they have not so much hair. So I thought it would be nice to make a donation and get my hair cut," said young St. Baldrick's event participant Joseph Newerl.

If you don't want to shave your locks but would like to donate to the organization you can still go online and donate at saintbaldricks.org.