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Hundreds go bald for a cause

Posted March 2, 2013
Updated March 4, 2013

— A downtown Raleigh bar and restaurant doubled as a barber shop Saturday. Napper Tandy's hosted one of the first St. Baldrick's events of the spring.

Hundreds of people signed up to shave their heads, gathering pledges of support from family and friends that the St. Baldrick's Foundation turns into funding for research into childhood cancers. 

The idea started about a decade ago in New York City and has spread worldwide. 

Among the participants Saturday were dozens of young boys – friends of Hampton Van Dyke.

Hampton has cancer and his friends joined him in getting their heads shaved.

"You see people here that have lost loved ones. You see people that have been through it. It's tough. It brings a tear to your eye," said Hampton's mom, Angie Van Dyke.

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  • ginlee00 Mar 4, 3:31 p.m.

    ProzacDispenser: Yes it does!! AND ISN'T IT WONDERFUL TO CALL ATTENTION TO PEOPLE WHO CARE ENOUGH TO WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING TO HELP SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER.

    Baldmommaformydaughter

  • LuvLivingInCary Mar 4, 2:46 p.m.

    correct me if i'm wrong but doesn't all the media attention and personal attention say hey look at me and what good i'm doing.

  • thefensk Mar 4, 9:55 a.m.

    A friend's daughters in Texas have both done this. One of them is a nurse in a children's cancer ward ... she's done it twice. It is a wonderful way to raise money for research. Kudos to all the participants!