MU med students host head shaving event to raise money for research

3 years 3 months 1 week ago Saturday, April 09 2016 Apr 9, 2016 Saturday, April 09, 2016 3:03:00 PM CDT April 09, 2016 in News
By: Laura Barczewski, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA — University of Missouri medical students will host a head-shaving event to raise money for the St. Baldricks Foundation. 

They are holding the event to not only raise money, but raise awareness of childhood cancer. 

According to a news release, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. 

30 students have registered to shave their heads Saturday to support the foundation. 

The end goal of the event is to raise $50,000 to donate to childhood cancer research.

The event is from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Logboat Brewery, 504 Fay St. 

Anyone can come out to show their support or donate to the cause.

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