Clippers Can Help Save Kids Lives

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosted a “Shave-A-Thon” recently to raise money to help combat childhood cancer. For more information and to donate, visit stbaldricks.org.

Ivan Ayala of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Image from Sheriff’s Department via YouTube.com

Head-shaving events are promoted on the site, which says they began as a “challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,300 events in 2012, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.”

One high school girl is getting set for her fifth head-shaving, according to the site’s blog.

St. Baldrick’s volunteers raised more than $30 million in 2012. The foundation hopes soon to mark a milestone $100 million in childhood cancer research grants since 2005.

—County News Center contributed to this report.