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Greenwich, CT | Added on March 17, 2014 At 05:10 PM

Greenwich High School cut hair for a cause Monday. Over 60 students and staff participated in the 2nd annual head shaving event to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

"We shave our heads to show our solidarity with the kids who lose their hair through treatment so it's to show them that it's okay to be bald, bald is beautiful," said Kerry Gavin, Event Organizer and Assistant Dean at Greenwich High School.

And the "shavees" did show that bald is beautiful. For many students, the event is close to their hearts.

"There is a lot of cancer in my family," said Mariana Cordero, student at Greenwich High School who chose to shave all her hair off to support.

"I have an Aunt who has cancer," said Jack Weigold, student at Greenwich High School.

"It's just a great way to raise money and raise awareness for cancer," said Patrick Roney, student at Greenwich High School.

This year event organizers also expanded hair options to include cutting 8 inches off the length to help encourage more female participants. 

"This year not only are we doing head shaving but we are doing donations to Pantene's Beautiful Locks Program so that girls can get involved as well," said Diane Fox, Director of Student Activities at Greenwich High School.

"I was really nervous because this is the first time I have ever done anything like this but as soon as I was holding my hair I realized one girl is going to be so lucky," said Casey Haid, student at Greenwich High School. 

The event raised over $30,000 and counting.

"This is really just a way of showing how we do service at Greenwich High School," said Fox.

"I'm so proud to work at a place where everyone is so generous of themselves, of their hair, and of their time," said Gavin.

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