Cutting hair to cure childhood cancer (with photos)

By Perry Russom

March 9, 2014 Updated Mar 9, 2014 at 7:34 PM EDT

Candor, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The grizzly looking Duane Setzer hadn’t cut his hair for two years until today.

He didn't cut it for style or for comfort, but for charity.

“It's for a great cause” said Setzer, of Owego. “I just can't think of anything better to do."

Setzer was one of the 30 people who had their head shaved for the St. Baldrick's Foundation in Candor on Sunday.

The group raises money to help find the cure for childhood cancers.

"If something happen to me and my life was cut short now, I've lived a life,” said Setzer. “A lot of children, they haven't."

In the four year's Candor has had the fundraiser, they've shaved more than 200 heads raising more than $110,000.

"Whenever we try to put something together, it always comes out big," said Kelly Starkweather, one of the event organizers.

This year, Setzer placed second in raising the most money for St. Baldrick's. He was beat out by 9-year-old Zach Watson who raised more than $4,000.

It wasn’t only men who had their hair cut.

"Part of the reason I'm here is because some of the original folks I know that did it in this venue were women and they encouraged me," said Jennifer Kotski, of Owego.

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