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BU Hosts St. Baldrick's Foundation Event

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Monday, the Binghamton University Student Athlete Committee (SAAC) partnered with a special organization that works toward ending childhood cancer, the St. Baldrick's foundation.

BU students, volunteers, and supporters of the foundation eagerly hopped into barber chairs to allow their heads to be shaved in an act of solidarity for survivors and children currently battling cancer related illnesses.

According to members of the Student Athlete Committee, the goal of tonight's "shavee event" was to add to the already impressive donation of $10,000 towards childhood cancer research, by reaching the mark of $15,000.

"Going into tonight we had over $10,000. We are on our way of hitting our goal," said John Rinaldi, Board Member of Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Since the St. Baldrick's foundation began in 2005, it has funded more than $200 million to childhood cancer research. Also aiding the foundation, BU's SAAC has raised over $77,000 since 2012, demonstrating their dedicated courage to help children fighting for their lives. #Bravetheshave.

To donate to this foundation visit: stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/1248/2017 for more information.