Students, principal in Rocky River shave their heads to raise money for cancer research

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - Many students from St. Christopher's School in Rocky River are sporting similar haircuts.

About 20 boys shaved their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds grants for childhood cancer research. 

The school's principal, Joyce Needham, also said goodbye to her long locks for the cause. Needham organized the fundraiser in honor of three local children, 11-year-old Page Snyder, 8-year-old Alexis Haylor and 7-year-old Shane Haddad.

Doctors diagnosed Page with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2004. She is now cancer free.

Alexis is now in remission from bone cancer.

Shane is still fighting brain cancer. His father, Eric, said "it's been a three-year battle. He's had three c raniotomies as a result." Shane had surgery again last October and is recovering well. "He still has seizures daily, but it's not as bad as it once was," said Haddad.

Needham said the school raised nearly $22,700. The families of the three honored guests said they hope that the money raised will help find a cure for the disease.

Haddad said you don't have to go bald to help St. Baldrick's raise money for research. There are other ways to support the cause. Click here for more information: http://www.stbaldricks.org

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