SAN DIEGO — It wasn't your typical day at Mike Hess Brewing on Saturday. Razors were buzzing and chunks of hair were falling as members of the community raised money for pediatric cancer research by shaving their heads.
Mike Hess and his wife put on the event because their family has a personal connection with the disease. The Hess’ 13-year old daughter Keeley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and underwent 18 rounds of chemo before having her leg amputated above the knee.
The Hess family said that over the past year they realized there was not a lot of money going to pediatric cancer research and they wanted to do something about it.
On Saturday, dozens of people sat in the hot seat shaving their heads to raise money for the Saint Baldrick's Foundation - which funds pediatric cancer research. The foundation said around 35 people shaved their heads all while raising over $45,000!
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