Rowan U. Holds St. Baldrick's Day Event to Raise Funds for Children Fighting Cancer

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Students and members of the community gathered at Rowan University this weekend to help kids battling cancer.

On Saturday, April 7th, officials with Rowan held a St. Baldrick's Day event to raise money for childhood cancer research grants.

As part of the event, barbers at Hair 2 There got their clippers ready as willing participants hopped up on stage to stand in solidarity with cancer patients by shaving their heads.

"I was kind of nervous to begin with," said Kaitlyn McHugh, a senior at Rowan. "I was like, 'Why did I do this?, But now it's very liberating to have no hair. I realized ... I have the luxury to be able to grow my hair back, but the kids fighting cancer they don't have that same luxury."

The goal of the event was to raise $40,000 for cancer research, and so far the event has raised nearly $20,000.

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