Joplin, MO (SNS) – Be prepared to shed your inhibitions when it comes to hair loss.

The fifth annual St. Baldrick’s celebration will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Young Gymnasium on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.

During the event, which is sponsored by the Student Senate, participants who have raised funds for childhood cancer research will hav their heads shaved in support of the effort. Those who raise $50 or more will receive a T-shirt.

Food, games and a silent auction will also be offered. Silent auction items will include a family pack from Chuck E. Cheese’s, items from the Kansas City Chiefs, tickets for the Springfield Cardinals, décor donated by Lowe’s and more.

Organizers are working with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, so that anyone who cuts off at least eight inches of hair can donate it to use in making wigs. City Pointe Beauty Academy will also offer green hair extensions and mini manicures for a donation.

To date, the St. Baldrick’s event at Missouri Southern has raised more than $25,000.

To register for the event and begin raising funds, visit