Join us in supporting our library staff members Clare Rauch, and Michelle Bergquist as well as, Sharon Huard, Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs, as they shave their heads on March 1st to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.
Clare and Michelle have witnessed the toll cancer can take on the young patients, their families, and all involved, while working at the Family Resource Centers in the Children’s Hospital, and the new Cancer Center. Clare participated as a shavee in 2012. She is not only braving the shave again, but is happy to have a friend join in the shaven-headed fun for such a good cause. Michelle has pulled together her collection of hats in anticipation of the cold.
Sharon’s reasons for losing her wild locks hits close to home. She spoke of how childhood cancer touched her life when growing up, “First we lost a boy on our street, and later in high school, one of my best friends had cancer and survived.” Having lost her mother to cancer, she understands first hand the devastation the disease can bring to loved ones.
Please take a moment to either share the information with your networks, or learn about where we are currently in the fight against childhood cancers: http://www.stbaldricks.org/about-childhood-cancer
Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help fund the research that will save their lives!
Did you know that kids’ cancers are different from adult cancers? It’s true. In fact, childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded.
Consider making a donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This volunteer-driven charity funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U. S. government. Your gift will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.
Donate to Clare & Michelle’s team Where the Wild Things Are, or Sharon’s personal page, all contributions go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and research for a cure!