Hundreds of kids shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – Hundreds of kids shaved their head on Sunday to help raise money for childhood cancer research.

The big event was held at the Cleveland Heights Community Center and was hosted by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Organizers hoped to raise at least $110,000 and from the looks of it, they’ll have no trouble reaching that goal.

The cause hits close to home for the Meyer’s family. Their daughter Rebecca passed away when she was 6 after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.

“What we discovered is that there isn’t a lot of funding. I mean in terms of raw dollars there’s a lot, but the need, there’s not a lot. And what they told us when Rebecca was first diagnosed was that if the cancer came back, all we could is watch her die,” said her father Eric.

He said he’s grateful for all St. Baldrick’s does and appreciates everyone turning out to show their support for such an important issue.

To learn more about St. Baldrick’s, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about the non-profit Rebecca’s family started, CLICK HERE.