Losing The Hair To Support Childhood Cancer Research

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COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri School of Medicine and St. Baldrick's Foundation hosted a head-shaving events to raise money for childhood cancer research Saturday.

About 40 shavees registered to lose their hair.

According to the volunteer event organizer, Joey Muenster, this is the fourth year Mizzou medical students planned the event.

"A bunch of people come together to raise tons of money and raise awareness for children's cancer research and they shave their heads to honor the kids and their families going through it," Muenster said.

Participants went to two locations to participate, one at Mojo's and one at McNally's Irish Pub in downtown Columbia.

At Mojo's, the event included live music, face painting, balloon animals, drink specials, silent auctions and competitions in between shavings.

Both events raised more than $17,000 and more than 100 participants showed up at the event to support the cause.