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Dozens shave their head in support of local cancer patients

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Albany/HV: Dozens shave their head in support of local cancer patients
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It was a massive turnout for an Irish-themed St. Baldrick's event in Albany on Sunday. Our Barry Wygel has the story.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- "It's so warming and fantastic to see these kids as grown ups. They are just some of the most fantastic people, that I have ever met. I want to see them all make it," said Kelly Clickner, a nurse.

Clickner works with children who have cancer every day. Her passion was what landed her in the barber's chair on Sunday.

"We are team Miles Mcadoo, this is Miles. He's my son and his brother," said Laurel.

Kelly was just one of the Albany Medical Center employees who joined Miles' family to raise $4,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

"I just really wanted to show them how much we care," said Clickner.

Laurel said, "I would expect nothing less. We had an eight year journey, so they are our family."

The money raised will be used to save the lives of future children diagnosed with cancer, and also helps to send a powerful message.

"We've had a lot of teenage girls this year, and the first thing they say is, 'Oh, am I going to lose my hair?, and we go Oh, don't worry about it, it's going to grow back', you're going to look great. See, it's going to grow back, it's only hair," said Clickner.

More than 100 people joined Kelly and Miles' family in the barber chair. All the money raised will directly save the lives of children at Albany Medical Center and across the country.

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