According to the American Cancer Society, more than 350,000 kids have cancer.
Just this year, they estimate more than 12,000 kids have been and will be diagnosed.
Some folks in our community are doing something very special to spread awareness of childhood cancer and show support for those fighting.
Hearing about kids with cancer really affected teachers and students at Millbrook High School.
While they can't help fight a child's battle with cancer, they are supporting them.
At 11am on Friday morning, they'll be shaving their heads.
"I'm shaving my head in support of childhood cancer research," said Earth Science teacher, Carrie Redcay.
And she's not the only one.
"I'm shaving my head for St. Baldrick's Foundation," said sophomore Hannah Heinlein. "One of my teachers last year did it and it just kinda made me want to do it. It's just that type of thing. I've known a lot of people with cancer in my life."
"St. Baldrick's is a volunteer organization that raises money and awareness for childhood cancers," said Special Education Biology teacher, Melinda Walters.
Walters was inspired by students' reactions at last year's St. Baldrick's head shaving event and decided this year, she would shave her head too.
"One of my college friends, her 18-month-old, was diagnosed with leukemia last year," said Walters.
Redclay says cancer affects many at Millbrook. She says she'll be thinking about a lot while getting her head shaved.
"My aunt, who recently passed away. I'll also be thinking about the families, and I'll be thinking about that I'm doing something that's a really good cause," said Redclay.
"Just knowing a lot of kids, even some at school have dealt with this, and not everyone gets a chance to have hair, so why not," said Heinlein.
While these ladies say they'll be nervous, they know it will be worth it.
"It'll grow back," added Heinlein.
"I can choose to shave it, or I can choose to keep it, they don't have that choice. And so, if I shave it in solidarity to them, hopefully that will show support to them and their families," said Walters.
So far, they've raised more than $1,500 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
After they're bald, they'll get a pin that says 'Ask Me Why I'm Bald.' They're hoping their answer will inspire many to do the same next year.
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