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15th annual St. Baldrick's event raises money for children with cancer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A local school raises a million dollars to help children with cancer.

Kids and families shaved their heads Saturday night at St. Albert the Great Parish School for it's 15th annual St. Baldrick's event.

St. Albert's was first school in the world to do a St. Baldrick's event, and the first to hit a million dollars.

An assistant first grade teacher started the event 15 years ago when her daughter had leukemia.

"It's amazing every year even after 15 years to just see how many people are still giving and most people don't know who I am or I wasn't in school with them so just to see it continue brought tears of joy every year," said Jamie Deibel, the daughter of the teacher who started the event.

The school hoped to raise $45,000 this year, but it has already raised more than $57,000.

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