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UW-La Crosse St. Baldrick's event raises $29,256 for childhood cancer

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Hundreds of people cut their hair or shaved their head Saturday to stand in solidarity with children suffering from cancer.

UW-La Crosse hosted the 7th annual St. Baldrick's event to raise money for childhood cancer research.

They raised a total of $29,256.71. That is $3,895.71 more than last year and $4,256.71 higher than the goal for this year.

According to St. Baldrick's, more children die from cancer in the United States than any other childhood diseases.

Rachel Larson shaved her head and is proud, "The fact that so many women didn't do it before, and I think that we should be able to have short hair and still be beautiful."

108 people shaved their heads or cut their hair and 34 people volunteered.

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