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Hundreds go bald for a cause

Posted March 2, 2013 5:33 p.m. EST
Updated March 4, 2013 9:30 a.m. EST

— 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.