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Shaving heads to raise money for childhood cancer research

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah's signature head-shaving event took place on Saturday afternoon.

The event is called St. Baldrick's Day and is held downtown at Savannah City Market. Each year, brave souls, young and old, volunteer to get their head shaved to help raise money for childhood cancer research. So far, more than 144 people have registered to lose their hair for the cause.

"I did it a couple of years ago and, you know, it is just something good for childhood cancer, it is for childhood cancer to raise money and it was fun. But, now, I have a couple of friends who have some children who were born with some childhood cancers, and it just means something totally different to you now," said Aaron Barker.

Our very own Mike Cihla, a former St. Baldrick's Day participant, was the emcee for the event. Organizers were hoping to raise $30,000 this year. The total so far today is $64,000 and counting.

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