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Channahon St. Baldrick's Event a Great Success

Fundraising for this year surpassed 2010.

The St. Baldrick's video will return tonight after a correction. Thanks for your patience.

I spent my Saturday night at Skateland Recreation Center in Channahon, helping to support a great cause. St. Baldrick's Day is a fundraiser, which began in 1999, when three Irish-Americans decided to turn their St. Patrick's Day party into a benefit for pediatric oncology research by shaving their heads. They thought the action showed support for children who were undergoing chemotherapy treatment and lost their hair. There is no St. Baldrick who has lived; the name is a play on the words bald and Patrick.

The Channahon event is always well attended. This year, Channahon Minooka Patch painted faces at the event. And, good thing for me, I was less in charge of drawing and more in charge of capturing the event on film. So, watch Channahon Minooka Patch in the coming days for photos from the event. I may even highlight some of the participants who were on hand to honor their loved ones.

As a side note, I heard there was an accident during the event. I did not see it happen as I was on the other side of the venue, but I hope the person injured is on the road to recovery.

Kathy B March 14, 2011 at 01:28 PM
We're so proud of our little Avatar, it was his idea to participate and go door to door asking people for their change to make a change!
Dawn Aulet March 14, 2011 at 04:34 PM
Kathy, that is so great. Congratulations to your son for being so thoughtful at such a young age. And he looked adorable as the avatar.
Dulcinea Hawksworth March 15, 2011 at 12:50 AM
What does this have to do with this article!?! Are you donating money to the cause??? Please Advise.
Dulcinea Hawksworth March 15, 2011 at 12:52 AM
I am amazed and delighted at the number of children and teens that came out in support of this cause. Kudos to all parents who encourage their kids to get involved!

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