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    Bianca Chamorro, 17, right, reacts with her mother Windy Bouldin, 45, left, after viewing each others shaved head during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head shaving event to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research at de Vere’s Irish Pub on Monday March 10, 2014 in Sacramento. They were there in memory of a family friend who died of cancer.

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    Derek Larson, 8, was the first in line to have his hair shaved by Ashley Smallridge of Super Cuts during the St. Baldrick's Foundation signature head shaving event to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research at de Vere's Irish Pub on Monday March 10, 2014 in Sacramento.

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    At left, Bianca Chamorro , 17, center, awaits her turn, and below, Bianca and her mother react after shaving their heads to benefit cancer research.

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    Tara Keegan, left, with white hat, Kristi Matsumoto, center, taking picture and Ken Melgoza, right, react as Melgoza’s son Mason, 6, gets his hair shaved during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head shaving event to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research at de Vere’s Irish Pub on Monday March 10, 2014 in Sacramento.

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    Mason Melgoza, 6, holds a picture of his sister Eden Finn-Melgoza, right, who has survived cancer and two friends who have lost their battle with cancer, Andrew Rundle, left, and Lauren McCullugh, center, during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head shaving event to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research at de Vere’s Irish Pub on Monday March 10, 2014 in Sacramento.

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    Michale Porter, 11, checks out his new hair cut during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head shaving event to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research at de Vere’s Irish Pub on Monday March 10, 2014 in Sacramento. This was his 4th year participating in the event.

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St. Baldrick’s event makes ‘bald’ statement

Published: Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 - 10:28 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 - 10:37 pm

The 12th annual series of St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving events came to Sacramento on Monday at deVere’s Irish Pub to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

To show solidarity with children battling cancer, “heroes” shave their heads in front of spectators in return for pledges of financial support to benefit the cause.

Another event in the series is set for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westfield Galleria at Roseville.

At right, Michale Porter, 11, checks out his new haircut in a mirror. Below, the enthusiastic crowd takes pictures of the action during Monday’s downtown event, hosted by the Keaton Raphael Memorial organization.



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