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Geauxing bald for a cure, students help kids with cancer

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Going bald to fight cancer! Dozens participated in the St. Baldricks and LSU Medical School's Geaux Bald event Friday, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. 

Around 60 LSU faculty, staff and students shaved their heads to help in the fight against childhood cancer. The student organized fundraiser hopes to collect $40,000 to donate to St. Baldricks Foundation, which helps research to find a cure. Students say it also lets kids who are fighting cancer know they're supported.

"Saying, we support you. We're behind you. We know that what you are going through is really hard, but we're here to experience it here as much as possible and be there with you," one student said.

This is the school's second Geaux Bald, and students hope to expand it next year.

 

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