150 to shave their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 6 at 1:41 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH - More than 150 people will shave their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research.

For the 10th year, St. Baldrick's Foundation will host the signature event on Saturday, March 9 at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center Hotel, location 4535 Commerce Street.

Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.

Last year’s event was the largest St. Baldrick’s event in Virginia. In addition to the head shaving event there will be a silent auction. The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters is a grant recipient of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The shaving will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The Foundation hopes to raise $15,000.

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