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Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon shaves head in Wahl Head-to-Head Challenge

7:48 PM, Nov 12, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (WUSA9) -- Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon had his head shaved Tuesday after losing a fundraising battle for childhood cancer.

For the past month, Garcon and New York linebacker Mark Herzlich were competing in the "Wahl Head-to-Head Challenge" to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation and childhood cancer research.

Tuesday morning on "Fox & Friends", Herzlich shaved Garcon's head after raising more money than the Redskins receiver. 

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Although Garcon lost the fundraising competition, he showed support throughout the competition. Last month, Garcon met Justin Miller, a 10-year-old boy from Aurora, Colo. fighting cancer for the seventh time.

"Somebody helped me, so I'm happy to have the opportunity to help someone else and continue the cycle," said Garcon about his work for childhood cancer. "The Wahl Head-to-Head challenge allowed me to meet some amazing kids and help them out by raising some money and awareness. Hopefully, St. Baldrick's research will help them and other kids like them have a brighter future." 

Herzlich, a cancer survivor, received tremendous support from his fans during the competition, including a significant donation made in memory of late Giants owner Wellington T. Mara.  

"I was inspired to take part in the Wahl Head-to-Head challenge by my own battle with cancer," shared Herzlich. "Because I understand the pain and devastation cancer can have on your life, it means a lot to me to be able to fight back. I want to thank my supporters for helping me fund research to find a cure." 

Since 2005, the St. Baldrick's Foundation has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. 

"We are honored to have Mark and Pierre on our St. Baldrick's team, helping to tackle kids' cancer and raise money for lifesaving research, so that children affected by cancer have a chance to live out their hopes and dreams," said Kathleen Ruddy, chief executive officer of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. "These guys have shown their big hearts throughout the entirety of the campaign and we hope all those out there fighting cancer appreciate their, and their fans', contributions to the cause." 

For information about Wahl's Cuts for a Cause effort, visit cutsforacause.org

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