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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Battling a rare cancer has been hard for 9-year-old Marlee Pack. She endured more than 40 weeks of chemotherapy and lost her hair. But she’s not alone in her fight.

Her strength inspired her classmates and teachers at Meridian Elementary School in Broomfield to shave their heads so Marlee doesn’t feel alone.

“I didn’t want her to be left out. I did it just for her” said Noah Carrington, 9.

He’s one of about 65 kids and educators who shaved their heads Wednesday, an act that also helped them raise more than $25,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research.

Marlee is battling Alvelar Rhabdomyo Sacroma, a rare soft tissue cancer, for about a year. She found out earlier this month she’s officially in remission. Her friends also hosted lemonade stands to raise money. The last one raised about $1,000.