Thirty-seven boys at St. Thomas Aquinas School and one of their teachers recently had their hair sheared off and, in the process, raised $15,000 to fight cancer in children.
The boys raised an average of more than $400 each for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds research in children's cancers. Gym teacher Brian Sullivan joined the boys in getting clipped.
St. Baldrick's buzzings are meant to show solidarity with young cancer patients who lose their hair after chemotherapy treatments.
One of the lessons youngsters learned during the fundraising campaign, the school said, is that no matter how young you are, you can make a difference.