Chicago (CBS) — More than 50 students and staff from two elementary schools in Evergreen Park School District 124 shaved their heads in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation Friday.

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The Andrew Weishar Foundation presented 12-year-old Josue Hernandez with a gift to help provide support and financial relief to him and his family, while Josue receives treatment at Advocate Children’s Hospital for osteosarcoma of the right femur.

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Josue was first diagnosed in May 2018 and is currently on home-bound services due to medical and rehabilitation needs, making it difficult to attend school.

Northwest and Southwest elementary schools have raised nearly $40,000 so far.

Central Middle School will hold a similar event on March 22. Last year, the three schools combined to collect more than $50,000 for the organization, which raises money to fund childhood cancer research.