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St. John’s cuts hair to fight cancer

St. John’s University, in connection with Locks of Love and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, will host an event on March 16 where students can cut their hair to raise awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.

University administrators and students will shave their heads or cut approximately 6 to 8 inches of long hair that will be donated to charity. Participants are also asked to raise money for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation prior to the event.

St. John’s University hosted the same event last year and raised over $15,800 and donated 24 Locks of Love.

The event will be held at the school’s Queens campus in the D’Angelo Center’s living room area at 1:30 p.m. The university’s Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Dr. David Masur, will also participate and have his head shaved by the school’s mascot, Johnny Thunderbird.

Over 35 students have already signed up and others can register by contacting seegela@stjohns.edu for Locks of Love or by visiting www.stbaldricks.org.

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