Hundreds of community members gathered Satruday at Naggy McGees to help children with cancer.
It was the city's first annual St. Baldrick's event. Grand Junction Mayor Bill Pitts was the first to get shaved and local cancer survivor Delaney Clements was doing the honor.
Pitts was just one of at least 70 people giving up their hair to raise money for life-saving cancer research.
More than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. It remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the U.S.
Organizers say the foundation's grants are critical to continue the battle against this devastating disease. They expect to raise more than their original goal of $20,000 for cancer research.