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March 26, 2015

Rowan students shave their heads to support cancer research

$28,195 raised for St. Baldrick's Foundation

Rowan University students came together Tuesday night to raise money for cancer research.

More than 60 people had their heads shaved in the school's student center for this year's St. Baldrick's Day event. They raised $28,195 to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer pediatric cancer charity, the Courier-Post reports.

"I could not say no to doing this," Rowan senior Zack Reburn, who lost his grandfather to cancer, told the Courier-Post. 

"There's absolutely nothing negative about what we are doing because it's such a great cause, especially for children who are struggling with cancer. It's just hair. You're shaving your head for these children. Even in this cold weather in New Jersey, it's worth it."

Rowan students have raised $90,500 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation since 2011. The foundation, with the help of 500,500 participants around the world, has raised $21,182,487 so far this year.

Read the full story from the Courier-Post.

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