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Connor Barth shaves head for good cause

TAMPA, FL (WECT) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth is sporting a new haircut.  The former Hoggard Viking shaved his head Friday during a Cut for a Cure event sponsored by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

"It's awesome to be able to spread awareness of pediatric cancer and help raise money and support the kids along the way. No kids need to go through it alone" said Barth.

According to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer each year.

More than a dozen players and team personal joined Barth in shaving their heads.   

Barth also takes part in the Buccaneers "Kicking for Kids" program.  For every field goal the Bucs make during the regular season and postseason $1,000 is donated to Tampa Bay-area children's hospitals.  In 2012 Barth hit 28 field goals, and since 2000 the program has raised more than $230,000 for children's hospitals.

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