20 people shaved their heads to benefit childhood cancer research

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- Months of fundraising efforts came to a close Thursday evening with the sounds and action of a razor.

20 people shaved their heads for the Saint Baldricks Foundation which raises money for childhood cancer research.

UF leadership council students, ROTC students, and more set monetary goals on social media months ago to raise money. The reward was having their heads get totally shaved.

So far this year, thousands of dollars have been raised.

"So now is a time to celebrate people reaching their goals and shaving their heads. And then celebrating the fact that we have worked hard all semester. It's supposed to be more of a relaxed sort of event rather than hardcore fundraising because we have already done all of that," said Jessie Cyr the Saint Baldrick's programming director.

The idea behind the head shaving is to show those with cancer that they aren't alone in their fight.

The donated money goes towards innovative cancer research.