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Family inspires fundraisers to shave heads to fight cancer

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Hair was falling everywhere at Bowling Green State University on Sunday. People were lining up to get their heads shaved in support of the fight of against cancer. Some of the participants had very personal reasons to getting involved.

When you shave your head to raise money for someone you love, it's a sign of compassion. BGSU student Megan Schlosser did it for her mother, who is in stage four of a very rare cancer.

Megan said, "Whenever I'm asked who is your hero and who is your inspiration, and you have to write and essay or something... The first thing is Mom. Everything she has been through and I feel so much love and joy in our life. They don't realize that she is the one who saved me."

The National Residence Hall honorary at Bowling Green State University raised over $18,000 for St. Balkdrick's Foundation. The money helps fight childhood cancer research. Megan's efforts brought in over $2000.

Sixth-grader Constance Christiansen was joined the fundraiser in support of her father. He survived cancer when he was just 15.

Constance didn't mind losing her hair for a good cause. "I feel great! It's such an awesome thing!" She says when people ask what happened to her hair, she'll tell them all about the event and how they can help out, too.

If you would like to donate to the St. Baldrick's Foundation or hold your own head shaving event, follow this link to stbaldricks.org.

 

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