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IL: Midwestern Students, Downers Grove Community Go Bald to Fight Pediatric Cancer

March 04, 2015


by Office of Communications


Students from Midwestern University are organizing a St. Baldrick’s event on March 10, 2015 to raise money to battle childhood cancers.

Midwestern University students and members of the Downers Grove community are going bald in an effort to raise awareness and funds to battle childhood cancer. On Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm Midwestern students, faculty members, the Downers Grove Fire Department, the Darien-Woodridge Fire Department, and other community members have volunteered to have their heads shaved at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in downtown Downers Grove as part of a St. Baldrick's event.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers. Participants raise money with the guarantee of getting their heads shaved on this evening in solidarity with children who are suffering from the effects of cancer treatments. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children, exceeded only by accidents.

Last year, the event raised more than $59,000 for childhood cancer research and organizers have set a goal of raising $80,000 this year. Community members are encouraged to lend their support the night of the event or by making a donation https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/6221/2015.  


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