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Family shaves head for cancer research

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MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

What started as action to raise awareness about cancer has turned into a family affair.

Channel 4 reported last month that 11-year-old Haley Burt's young friend, Alex Scogins, was fighting cancer.

During the last report, she was gearing up to shave her head to support him. Since then, not only has Haley cut her hair, but this week she did it for a second time.

Alex was able to make it to the "Bald in the 'Boro" event held earlier this month and even helped some of the volunteers get the buzz cut they signed up for.

Haley was joined by her dad, brother and her mom who made the decision to go bald for Alex.

Haley and her family were among the dozens who shaved their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research.

But for Haley, it was about showing your support for the young and old who are bravely fighting a life-threatening disease.

"I feel really excited because I know I'm not the only one who shaved (their head). I'm proud to be bald," said Haley.

Having now shaved her head twice, she said she still plans to do it a total of 10 times in her life.

The Bald in the 'Boro event raised $50,000 for cancer research, said organizers.

And if you know someone who should be recognized for their efforts to Pay It 4Ward, let us know by visiting: http://www.wsmv.com/category/253585/pay-it-4ward.

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