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Heads shaved to benefit cancer research

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Cancer kills more children in the US than any other illness. So Saturday people across our area and the country will raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research by shaving their heads as part of St. Baldrick's Day. Monday morning John Kosmeh, a member of the Leland Fire Department and a local organizer for St. Baldrick's Day, kicked off the event by having his head shaved live on Good Morning Carolina on NewsChannel 3. Tthis is the first year Kosmeh has been involved with St. Baldrick's. He says he was inspired by the stories of kids with cancer. Kosmeh said, "It was just amazing how positive these kids are. They're eight months old, six years old, three years old. They're going through this treatment, losing their hair and they're just staying so positive, so motivated about it." There are two St. Baldrick's day events in our area. Both are Saturday. In Wilmington it's from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. at Power of Play on Gordon Road. And in Leland, where NewsChannel 3's Kevin Wuzzardo will emcee the event, it runs from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Eddie Romanelli's at Waterford, just off Highway 17.

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