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Tampa Bay Lightning players go bald for childhood cancer

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

If you see someone you know at work or school today who shaved off all their hair, chances are it's for a good cause.

Dozens of Tampa Bay Lightning fans and players joined team captain Vinny Lecavalier for his annual Cut for a Cure event this week; shaving their heads to fight childhood cancer.

"I love going bald," Vinny Lecavalier said.  Lecavalier's Children's Pediatric Foundation has raised millions of dollars in recent years to help sick children.  

Young pediatric patients shaved their heads alongside professional stylists who volunteered their time, in what was the largest showing for this year's "Cut for a Cure" event.

"This is a big town, but a small town," Lecavalier went on to say, "people are always pitching into help."  Lecavalier says he considers Tampa to be home and is proud to be part of the community.

By supporting the efforts "to go bald," you are supporting medical research, programming and pediatric care for children and families battling pediatric cancer and blood disorders.

Here's a link to the teams participating. You can donate through the month of April.

YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER. WE'RE @WFLATAMPA.

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