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Kings Island to Attempt World Record for Most Heads Shaved Simultaneously

MASON -- Getting your head shaved isnt typically noteworthy.

But more than 200 people getting their head shaved simultaneously? Thats a different story.

As part of the Kings Island Kicks Cancer campaign, a new park initiative focused on raising awareness and funds for research, treatment and care in the fight against cancer, the 364-acre amusement and waterpark will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to raise awareness about The Dragonfly Foundation.

The world-record attempt, which will consist of more than 200 stylists from 26 Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo, will be held August 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the park on International Street.

The current world record for most heads shaved simultaneously is 182 and was achieved by Cancer Council ACT Canberra Relay for Life at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia on March 29, 2014.

Now through August 24, visitors to Kings Island can make an impact in the caring and cure of cancer by purchasing a soccer ball for $5 and kicking it into the parks fountain on International Street for a chance to win a 2015 Honda Fit, courtesy of Performance Kings Honda.

Net proceeds from soccer ball sales benefit The Dragonfly Foundation, Melanoma Know More and Pink Ribbon Girls.

The Dragonfly Foundations mission is to bring comfort and joy to kids and young adults up to age 30 who undergo treatment for cancer at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center. They provide distractions and support that ease the pain and fear these young patients and their families experience on a daily basis.


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