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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A half-dozen people, including three little girls and a boy all went bald for a cause. They are not the only ones doing so.
The Nawab family has joined thousands of people in the Louisville community and far beyond to raise money for research and spread awareness about childhood cancer through the Saint Baldrick's foundation.
St. Baldrick's began as a head-shaving event. Organizers say it has continues to be the signature event of the Foundation. Those who shave their heads are known as "Shavees."
Shavees ask friends and family to make donations "on their head" in exchange for attending an event where they have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.
Akbar and Colleen Nawab said they were proud of their children, 11-year-old Jahvid, 9-year-old Nyla and identical 7-year-old twins Alia and Shazia for embracing their bald heads.
"It's amazing that as kids they are not afraid of being ostracized," said Akbar Nawab.
His wife shared the same sentiment, calling it "amazing" that she got to share such an experience with her family. Mom and dad joined their kids in the hair raising event as part of their family team for Saint Baldrick's. Their 11-year-old has shaved his head for the past seven years, while the girls have donated their hair to locks of love in the past.
Events going on around town include one at Fourth Street Live at 2:30 PM on Sunday, March 10, along with another at Saint Michael's Church in Jeffersontown at 1:00 PM. The Nawab clan is participating in the Saint Albert's division. A list of events is also available on the web site. Thousands are going on during the month of March.
Event organizer Taylor Deibel said the school has received national attention for their participation in the event that has raised millions.
"It's something I am very passionate about," said Deibel, whose daughter is a cancer survivor.
Sandra Houston of Intrigue salon, an ovarian cancer survivor, says she doesn't mind doing the haircuts free of charge if it means supporting "such an amazing cause."