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Get your head shaved for a good cause this weekend

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MADISON (WKOW) -- This weekend, a number of people will say goodbye to their hair for a good cause.

It's for the annual St. Baldrick's head-shaving fundraiser to benefit children's cancer research. The event is on Sunday, March 17 at the Coliseum Bar in Madison from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We had 8-year-old Graham Byrd get his head shaved on 27 News at 5 on Wednesday in advance of the event. His father, Jon, is a firefighter with the City of Madison Fire Department.

This will be the Madison Fire Department's fifth year to host this event. Chris Hubert, a Madison firefighter, said last year the event raised over $12,000 for St. Baldrick's.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. 

Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive.

All proceeds made at the event on Sunday will go towards St. Baldrick's to  benefit children's cancer research.

Besides the event on Sunday, Madison Firefighters Local 311 will have a float in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade around the Capitol. They're hoping to help promote their efforts and showcase their continued efforts to give back to the community.

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