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White Sox set to host St. Baldrick's 'shave off'

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The Chicago White Sox will host a St. Baldrick's Foundation "Shave Off" event at U.S. Cellular Field from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Friday to benefit childhood cancer research.

The shave off will take place in The Patio at U.S. Cellular Field, where stylists from Great Clips will donate their time and skills as they shave the heads of more than 400 volunteers.

The participants in Friday's "shave-off" have been selected by the St. Baldricks's Foundation, and the event is not open to the public.

The annual event provides volunteers a chance to raise money as they shave their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.

Former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle and beloved Sox mascot Southpaw will be in attendance, along with other special guests, including Bears offensive lineman Josh Beekman.

To date, "shaving events" have raised more than $68 million in 24 countries and all 50 states, with more than 106,000 volunteers.

White Sox pitcher John Danks shaved his head in support of St. Baldrick's just weeks ago at spring training. This is the second time Danks has participated in Baldrick's Foundation efforts and the fourth consecutive year a White Sox player has gone bald in honor of the cause.

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