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Participants in Cleveland shave their heads, raise thousands for childhood cancer research

Posted: 4:49 PM, Feb 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-16 19:51:05-05
St. Baldricks Foundation Cleveland Clinic Children's

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Clinic Children’s in Cleveland hosted a St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event on Sunday afternoon and were able to raise more than three times the goal that had been set.

The event raises money for childhood cancer research, with volunteers shaving their heads and finding sponsors to donate to the cause for doing so.

One in five children diagnosed with cancer does not survive, according to Cleveland Clinic Children’s.

The goal for Sunday’s event was $5,000, but with more than 50 people participating in the event, staff and volunteers were able to raise a total of $16,982 to be donated to childhood cancer research.

To learn more about the St. Baldrick's Foundation, click here.