ROMEO, Mich. (WXYZ) - More than 600 people gathered Saturday afternoon at the Romeo Lions Club to have their heads shaved to help conquer childhood cancer.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation hosts these events throughout the year, and the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day is the day it's held in Romeo.
According to Michael Fiscus, one of the event organizers, they collected over $275,000 in donations yesterday, including $29,000 donated at the event yesterday., which was a couple thousand above last year.
Over 5,000 people turned out for the event, with over 500 volunteers helping out throughout the day.
Though the event is over, Fiscus says there are still 600 people walking around with shaved heads and "ask me why I'm shaved" buttons, and people can still donate.
Fiscus says the additional online donations can range anywhere from $40,000 to $70,000. Last year, they raised $321,920 total.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization in the country, besides the U.S. Government.
You can still donate online by clicking here , or by phone at 888-899-2253.