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Look, Ma! No more hair! UT students shave heads for good cause

It wasn't a dare.

AUSTIN, Texas — Group by group, UT students got up on stage at the Student Activity Center and got their heads shaved.

It wasn't a dare. It was for a good cause.

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All this hair flying off heads was supposed to take place outside at Gregory Gym, but weather changed everyone's plans.

The student group, UT Smile, sponsored the event, which benefits St. Baldrick's Foundation, the charity that gives money to pediatric cancer research.

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And while we may hear about head shaving and St. Baldrick's quite a bit, Adviti Sarang said it's important to continue to raise awareness.

"It's really important to continue funding research because cancer isn't just one disease. It comes from so many different causes. It can be due to mutations; it can be due to anything," she said.

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UT Smile's goal in the next couple of weeks is to raise $50,000.

The group has raised 440,000 the past seven years for St. Baldrick's.