Irish football players shave heads to support kids fighting cancer

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For the 5th straight year, Notre Dame football players gathered at LaFortune Student Center on campus to have their heads shaved for a good cause.

The event is called the Bald and the Beautiful and proceeds go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which helps fight pediatric cancer.

"To help get them away from all the stress they are going through and battling their diseases," former Irish lineman Mike Golic Jr. says of the the goal of the Bald and the Beautiful. "To see them and put a smile on their face is what this event is all about."

Irish quarterbacks Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix were among those who shaved their heads while safety Matthias Farley supported the cause by getting hair extensions.

No moment was more special than when the team gathered around 7-year-old Memorial Hospital patient Angel Rosas. Angel is battling leukemia himself, yet shaved his long beautiful hair for the cause as well.

"It's really humbling and an awesome experience to see," Farley said of Angel shaving his head. "He's fighting for his own life and he's coming out to support other kids going through a similar situation. it's very touching to see a little kid with that much strength and that much courage."

No one smiled more at the sight of Angel's courage than Angel's dad.

"can you imagine that," Angel's dad Arturo said shaking his head. "I can't describe how proud I am. It's amazing."

You can support the cause by getting your head shaved or getting a hair extension on Thursday and Friday by going to LaFortune. The event will run from 4-10pm on Thursday and 4-8pm on Friday.

You can also donate online by clicking here.

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