Dozens get heads shaved to fight cancer at Auburn St. Baldrick’s event

Seven years ago three guys from Auburn sat around a kitchen table to draw up plans to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fight childhood cancer.

The cancer fight continues and so does the fundraising.

On Sunday, the annual Auburn St. Baldrick’s event at the Knights of Columbus Council 207 was expected to raise nearly $50,000 to fund childhood cancer research and help families.

All it took was about 60 participants willing to part with their hair.

“We’re doing it for the kids,” said Hector Torres, a barber with Upstate’s Finest Barbershop on Columbus Street in Auburn, who volunteered to cut hair for the event.

That attitude was echoed from the volunteers selling raffle tickets and food to those having their heads shaved.

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