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Guamanians shave heads to raise money for kids cancer

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 by Jason Salas

Guam - Yesterday in Tamuning, Guam Premiere Outlets played host to a huge outpouring of support by the island family with the fifth St. Baldrick's community shaving event.

The organization raises money to fund children's cancer research, and dozens of teams and individuals - men and women alike - came out to "crop their mops" and motivate people to donate to the cause.

Phil and Judy Hinton were at the event, hoping to use their own family's experience to inspire others to give and to provide hope. "It's very important to us to let others know that they're not alone," Judy told KUAM News. "When a child is fighting cancer, it affects the whole family. We have a 13-year-old grandson who fought a rare form of liver cancer at one time, and he passed away two years ago, so letting other people know that you are not alone in this fight. There are others there with you."

And Phil added, "No child deserves it. And no family deserves it. So everybody just needs to pitch-in and help out."

The Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation was selected as the local beneficiary, so a portion of the money stays on island to help a local family.  Nearly $20,000 was raised for the cause, with the volunteer stylists providing the overall message of the afternoon, proclaiming, "Every dollar counts!"

You can still make a donation via credit card at http://stbaldricks.org or by calling (888) 899-2253.

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