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Shorn begorrah, locks are lost at Advocate’s St. Baldrick’s Day

  • Written by Jeff Vorva

There were more than 60 people who were scheduled to get more than just a haircut on Saturday morning in Oak Lawn.
Men, women and children lined up for Advocate PAGE-1-COLOR-1-COL-and-PAGE-4-2-col-Mary-2Palos Heights’ Mary Butler shows off a hunk of hair that was cut off during the St. Baldrick fundraising event at Advocate Children’s Hospital. Photo by Jeff Vorva.Children’s Hospital’s St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser with money going to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The fundraiser shows solidarity with children who lose their hair while undergoing treatment for cancer. Participants on Saturday had already raised more than $27,000 in support of St. Baldrick’s. Since the St. Baldrick’s Foundation was formed in 2005, the annual program has raised more than $100 million in childhood cancer research grants nationwide, according to a news release.
For 2 ½ hours people from all over the Chicago area came to the event with hair and left bald and it was all for a good cause.