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VIDEO: L-W North Students, Parent Lose Their Hair Over St. Baldrick's

Members of the Lincoln-Way North High School Community helped raise money for cancer research Friday by getting their head shaved.

More than two dozen students, parents and faculty members from  shaved their heads Friday, Feb. 24, to raise money for childhood cancer research for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

As of Friday evening, the L-W North event had raised about $12,000 for the group that funds childhood cancer research grants said Coley O'Connell, a North teacher who is also the event's sponsor. Their goal is to raise $20,000.

For more information about their efforts, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and how you can support the Lincoln-Way North effort, visit the event's website.

Check out this story's media gallery to watch video from the event. You also can upload your own photos and videos from Friday there.

Russ February 27, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Wow, what a great gesture especially tough for the women.Did the hair get donated for cancer victims?
Kirsten February 27, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Wonderful! My 9-yr old daughter will be shaving hers on March 23 at Atrium Point/Gattos. She has already raised close to $1,000. @Russ - we will be cutting close to 12 inches off before she shaves it and donating it.
Russ February 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM
A great cause and speaks volumes for the courage of the donors.I know a girl that annually donates about 12 inches of her hair.Kudos to your daughter and all that are willing to give up their vanity to help their neighbors.

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