Chicago is going bald to help kids with cancer
The people of the Chicagoland area know a thing or two about facing their windy weather hairless – more than 250 head-shaving events were held last year with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help raise money for childhood cancer research.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has funded over $282 million in childhood cancer research grants, more than any other organization except the U.S. government. Many of these grants fund research in Illinois, including research at the University of Illinois – Chicago, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, and many other local institutions. These grants help give more kids access to clinical trials, train the next generation of pediatric oncologists, and fund specific childhood cancer research projects.
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