Close to 50 moms and others from around the country took part in the annual Shave for the Brave event Sunday at the Arneson River Theater to help fight cancer.

Shave for the Brave started in 2010 and raises awareness for childhood cancer research.

According to the event's website, an average of 46 families a day learn their child has cancer.

Aside from fundraising, the group also works to empower mothers of children with cancer.

"It's the most incredible thing I've ever experienced outside of seeing my kids survive," says Tara Lesorgen; a mother of two cancer survivors. "To see them all come together and be together for the same purpose is almost overwhelming."

The group has raised $118,000 so far this year for the St. Baldrick's Foundation for child cancer research.

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