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Shave your head to help conquer kids' cancer March 10

10:58 AM, Mar. 4, 2013  |  Comments
Jessica Goodacre of Fond du Lac, (center) , has her head shaved along with others at the 2010 St. Baldrick's event..
Jessica Goodacre of Fond du Lac, (center) , has her head shaved along with others at the 2010 St. Baldrick's event..
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The St. Baldrick's Foundation has raised over $200,000 for childhood cancer research in the last four years. This year, the Foundation hopes to raise another $70,000 with your help. On Sunday, March 10, 2013 join us at Fond du Lac High School, 801 Campus Drive, and become a hero to a child with cancer.

All you have to do is collect pledges from friends and family and shave your head in solidarity with the kids. The event begins at noon with shavings beginning at 12 p.m. Activities end at 3 p.m. A local DJ from K107 Bart Winkler will be our emcee to help us kick off this year right. There will be food by Ang & Eddie's pizza, a bake sale organized by Josh's Cakes, kids games, crafts to make from Fay's Fun & Learning, face painting, hair spray color by Cost Cutters, music & photo booth by Matt's DJ service, entertainment performances by Theresa's Voice & Acting Studio students, amazing door prizes, and inspiring acts of sacrifice! Sound like a party? It is! A party to support those children in our community and worldwide who suffer from cancer, and hair loss from cancer treatment.

Worldwide, approximately 160,000 children who are diagnosed with cancer each year frequently lose their hair as a result of treatment. One out of five children diagnosed will not survive. One child lost is one too many. In the past eight months, three more children in and around Fond du Lac have been diagnosed. The Foundation's signature head-shaving events are done globally, and are meant to afford people the opportunity to stand in solidarity with kids with cancer. Many parents and children state that the moment the children start to lose their hair it really hits them that this is cancer. Now they are different on the outside not just inside. The kids say that feeling different like that is really hard to deal with, kids picking on them, people staring. But at our event they are surrounded by over 100 bald heads, showing them that bald is beautiful and we love them no matter what they look like.

For more information, or to sign up as a shavee or to volunteer with registration, go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation Web site: stbaldricks.org.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St. Baldrick's funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child's best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation's was first granted as an independent charity in 2005, St. Baldrick's has funded more than $57 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about the St. Baldrick's Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

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