Shaving heads raises money for cancer research

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A group of super kids in Tampa is taking school spirit to a new level while fighting a serious disease.

Students at the Academy of the Holy Names gathered to watch the principal have her head shaved for pediatric cancer awareness.

Students, parents, and faculty - including Principal Bridgid Fishman - came together to raise money for pediatric cancer, one buzz cut at a time.

They call it Cut for a Cure.

"I just want to help kids with cancer," said student Sean Hyer. "It's just a terrible disease. I just want to help them out."

Jack Shroyer is proud of his peers for their effort to help children like him. He is 12 and was diagnosed with leukemia. 

"I thought that they were very brave and nice to do this," said Jack. "I'm basically speechless."

40 people participated in the head shaving event.

"Cancer sucks and I have the option of getting my hair shaved. A lot of people don't have that option," Principal Fishman said.

In six years, the school has collected more than $100,000 for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a Tampa non-profit charity that supplies money for cancer research.