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Skaneateles St. Baldrick’s charity event raises money for childhood cancer research

Natalie Caldwell (far left) gets her head shaved by Sherri Reagan, owner of First Impression salon, along with other volunteers at the St. Baldrick's Foundation charity event on March 10 at St. James Episcopal Church in Skaneateles.

Natalie Caldwell (far left) gets her head shaved by Sherri Reagan, owner of First Impression salon, along with other volunteers at the St. Baldrick's Foundation charity event on March 10 at St. James Episcopal Church in Skaneateles. Joe Genco

Some participants who had long hair were able to donate it to the charity Children with Hair Loss that makes wigs and gives them to children who have lost their hair from cancer treatment or any other reason at no cost.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a national charity that has raised over $119 million since 2005. The event gets its name by combining “St. Patrick’s” with “bald” and most of the head-shaving events are held around St. Patrick’s Day. The money raised all goes toward funding research for treatments and cures for childhood cancers, according to the foundation’s website.

Though they came short of Plogman’s goal to shave 100 heads and raise $40,000, he said the event was a success and hopefully they will be holding it again next year.

Joe Genco is the editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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