Citizens ‘shave to raise’ money for childhood cancer research in Va. Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Hundreds of people shaved their heads for a good cause at the St. Baldrick’s Day Foundation Fundraiser on Saturday. 

The event was held at the Westin Hotel in Virginia Beach. The goal was to raise money to fund childhood cancer research grants.

One man tells 10 On Your Side he was part of Team U.S.O. of Hampton Roads. They came out as a group to support military members or their families who have cancer.

John Ayo says he wanted to get his head shaved for a specific person. “And I specifically know of a cyclist, cause im an adaptive cyclist, named David Kerry, who’s in remission now, but has been suffering from cancer for a number of years so I wanted to specifically wanted to do it for him.”

The foundation frequently donates money to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, right here in Hampton Roads.

This is the sixteenth year of the event and organizers hope to raise more than $175,000 dollars.

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