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HARTFORD — Aetna’s Steve Matters will be going “under the shears” to raise money or children’s cancer research as part of a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser.

According to the St. Baldrick’s website, “In the 1950s, almost all kids diagnosed with cancer died. Because of research, today about 85% of kids with the most common type of cancer will live. But for many other types, progress has been limited, and for some kids there is still little hope for a cure. St. Baldrick’s is the home of the head-shaving event. It’s an easy and fun way to raise money for a very serious cause—like a walkathon, but without the blisters.”

Steve writes, “I will be getting my beautiful hair completely shaved for this event. To donate a small amount or learn more about St. Baldrick’s you can visit and donate on my secure site at: http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/603588.”