LI Winter: Newfield High School in Selden goes bald for St. Baldrick's Foundation

Students and staff at one Long Island school are "braving the shave" as part of a St. Patrick's Day tradition for charity.

Newfield High School raised more than $16,000 during the event.

Newfield High School raised more than $16,000 during the event. (3/17/17)

SELDEN - Students and staff at one Long Island school are "braving the shave" as part of a St. Patrick's Day tradition for charity.

In today's LI Winter segment, News 12 Long Island's Erin Colton was live at a St. Baldrick's Foundation event at Newfield High School in Selden. 

Erin got to shave some heads during the event.

Newfield High School student Victoria, shaved her head in memory of her friends who lost their battle to cancer. 

The school raised more than $16,000 during the event. 

The first St. Baldrick's event was held in Manhattan, when the goal of shaving 17 heads and raising $17,000 turned into 19 bald heads and $104,000 donated to fund the research of the Children's Oncology Group.

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