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Guinness officially recognizes Calgary head shave record

It’s official. Guinness World Records has recognized a March fundraiser involving 329 Calgary firefighters simultaneously shaving their heads as the largest ever.

Event raised $140,000 for fight against cancer

329 firefighters lost their locks, among others, to raise $124,000 for cancer research at an event in Calgary. (CBC)

It's official.

Guinness World Records has just recognized a March fundraiser involving 329 Calgary firefighters simultaneously shaving their heads as the largest ever.

Including the CBC's own Angela Knight and members of the CBC Do Crew — the group shed their locks at the Calgary Fire Department's southeast training academy.

Hundreds raised $124,000, three times what they set out to raise for cancer research. (Stephen Kievit/CBC)

The group more than tripled its initial goal of raising $40,000, finishing with a total of $140,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

The previous world record was 267 heads shaved simultaneously, set at another cancer fundraiser in Ontario last May.

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