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Brave The Shave 2013

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Today hundreds of people get a free hair cut all for a good cause.

Those shaving their heads have raised hundreds, and even thousands of dollars for St. Baldricks, to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

The hair these people lose, pales in comparison to the stories they share of how childhood cancer has impacted their lives.

<<In a gymnasium filled with clippers and hairstylists, you'll also find a lot of big hearts.

Like Milt Aus who's shaving his head for his little sister, who died of Leukemia when she was only seven years old.

"I have a choice, I have a choice to shave my head, my little sister didn't, other children with cancer, they don't have a choice," Milt Aus said.

And Mason Steckler who had cancer when he was just three years old.

"I had Kysa Linfoma, I had a tumor in my chest," Mason Steckler said.

Today Mason is cancer free.

"It was tough having to go up there and donate money for kids that have to go through the same thing I did and it feels good," Steckler said.

Pam Wohlsdorf is a Librarian at Will Moore and Myhre Elementary Schools, she's shaving all of her hair for one of her students.

"I started three years ago in honor of one of my former students, Matthew Watson who passed away to cancer, and have felt every year what's a little hair if I can raise as much money as I've raised," Pam Wohlsdorf said.

Angelena Mexicano cut a little bit more than most people today.

"I shaved off about eight to ten inches of hair," Angelena Mexicano said.

She'll admit, she did second guess herself before shaving all of the hair that took her years to grow.

"My lip was shivering I was scared after she cut the ponytail off I was second guessing if I should shave it, but once I felt that it was all gone I thought I might as well get rid of it," Mexicano said.

Whether it's an inch or ten inches of hair, the money raised is one step closer towards finding a cure to childhood cancer.>>

To learn more about Saint Baldricks or to donate log onto their website.

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