CORNING - The 12th annual St. Baldrick's head-shaving event was held at Corning-Painted Post High School Sunday.

The event helps raise money for childhood cancer research.

Rohan Amin was this year's top fundraiser, generating more than $2,500. This year marks Amin's third year participating.

"It's a good cause. My great-grandfather had cancer when he died," Amin said.

Having his head shaved previously helped Amin be ready for losing his hair Sunday.

"If feels nice to get it back," Amin said as he rubbed his stubble.

According to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year. In the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease—more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined.

It was the death of a cousin at a young age that helped inspire ASMS student Olivia Monichetti to participate for the first time this year.

"I'm doing it to honor my cousin," Monichetti said.

Check out The Leader's Facebook post of the event @theleadercorningny.