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St. Baldrick's Foundation Raises Over $10,000 in Mansfield

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  Original Published: 3/23/2014

A benefit for cancer that took place over the weekend at The Old Bag of Nails on Lexington Avenue was a huge success. 

The benefit, sponsored by the St. Baldrick's Foundation, raised over $15,000 in a single day and was still raking in donations long after they surpassed their original goal.

"I know we're pushing $20,000 right now. Our goal was initially $5,000," said Kandi Moore, one of the event organizers. "I kept upping (the goal) and eventually just stopped, because we kept blowing it out of the water."

Moore said one of the groups, Sherri's Supporters, raised over $10,000 themselves. Moore then pointed to one of the event's young helpers, Toryn Hudson.

"This little girl's raised over $2,000 on her own," Moore said proudly. "It's amazing. The support has been phenomenal."

Moore hopes that the benefit will bring forth a little more awareness and compassion to cancer victims throughout Mansfield.

"I think we've shaved 62 heads so far," Moore said as she gestured to the crowd. "They shave their heads in solidarity with anybody that loses their hair. I hope this brings a little more awareness to Mansfield. Hopefully when (people) see people who are bald, regardless if it is from cancer or solidarity, they think twice before making a judgement."

For more information on the St. Baldrick's Foundation, visit http://www.stbaldricks.org.

   
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