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Shaved heads and haircuts for a great cause

First-year osteopathic medical student Laura Stearns says going bald is nothing compared to the challenges faced by kids with cancer. That’s why she and other members of the DMU community gladly gave up their locks for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

— Barb Boose