Head Shaving for Pediatric Cancer Research


ORONO - Dozens of people were all getting the same hair cut today, shaving their heads to raise money for children's cancer research.

Short hair or long, it didn't matter at the University of Maine. Instead hundreds of people were shaving their heads, hoping to inspire others to support the fight against pediatric cancer.

Thousands gathered in the Steam Plant parking lot to celebrate Maine Day, a day of service for the University. As students, and even faculty, let go of their locks.

The St. Baldrick's event can be an emotional day. Bringing back memories and serving as a reminder of what's important.

The campus exceeded it's goal, raising over $13,000.

Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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