Cleveland Clinic raises nearly $17,000 during St. Baldrick’s head shaving event

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland Clinic Children’s staff, friends, family and local community members are going bald and raising money for childhood cancer research.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s hosted a St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event Sunday afternoon to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.

The clinic says one in five children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. And often those kids who do survive are more likely to experience chronic health problems in adulthood.

So, in an effort to support St. Baldrick's mission to fund the best childhood cancer research, Cleveland Clinic Children's staff and volunteers shaved their heads.

The Cleveland Clinic staff announced they raised nearly $17,000. All of the proceeds will support research for treatment options.

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